Primary angiosarcoma of the spleen

A case report and review of the literature

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Abstract

We describe a 47-year-old man with shoulder pain, multiple bony lesions, and a 1-cm lesion in the spleen. T-l facetectomy revealed a poorly differentiated malignant neoplasm. Several months after chemotherapy, multiple splenic lesions were found by computed tomography and liver-spleen scan. A splenectomy showed a malignant spindle-cell neoplasm forming irregular vascular spaces. Tumor cells were positive for factor VHI-related antigen and vimentin. This patient died of extensive metastases from this primary angiosarcoma of the spleen. Splenic angiosarcoma is a rare neoplasm that often has a cryptic presentation and a dismal prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)873-875
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume88
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Hemangiosarcoma
Spleen
Neoplasms
Shoulder Pain
Vimentin
Splenectomy
Blood Vessels
Tomography
Neoplasm Metastasis
Antigens
Drug Therapy
Liver

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Primary angiosarcoma of the spleen : A case report and review of the literature. / McGinley, Kent; Googe, Paul; Hanna, Wahid; Bell, John.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 88, No. 8, 01.01.1995, p. 873-875.

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