J Breast Dis.  2018 Dec;6(2):73-78. 10.14449/jbd.2018.6.2.73.

Primary Angiosarcoma of the Breast: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Kangnam Women's Hospital, Suwon, Korea.
  • 2Ewha Medical Laboratory-Pathology Department, Suwon, Korea.
  • 3Park Surgical Clinic, Suwon, Korea. dr@pabc.net

Abstract

Primary angiosarcoma of the breast is extremely rare and is observed in 0.0005% to 0.05% of primary breast tumor cases. The diagnosis of this tumor is difficult due to its undefined characteristics. Radiologic findings are often nonspecific and appear completely normal in one-third of patients with primary angiosarcomas. The prognosis is usually poor, and the treatment choices include mastectomy or wide excision. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy produce varying results. We report a patient with primary angiosarcoma of the breast to further our understanding of the characteristics of this tumor and facilitate the correct diagnosis of breast angiosarcoma.

Keyword

Breast; Hemangiosarcoma; Lymphangiosarcoma; Sarcoma

MeSH Terms

Breast Neoplasms
Breast*
Diagnosis
Drug Therapy
Hemangiosarcoma*
Humans
Lymphangiosarcoma
Mastectomy
Prognosis
Radiotherapy
Sarcoma
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