Angiosarcoma in the chest: Radiologic-pathologic correlation: Case report

Sara Piciucchi, Alessandra Dubini, Sara Tomassetti, Stefano Sanna, Claudia Ravaglia, Angelo Carloni, Christian Gurioli, Carlo Gurioli, Thomas V. Colby, Venerino Poletti

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Abstract

Rationale: Angiosarcomas are rare, malignant vascular tumors. Patient concerns: They represents about 2% of all soft tissue sarcoma, which can often metastasize through the hematogenous route. The radiological features have been analyzed in 4 patients with metastatic angiosarcoma in the chest. Diagnoses: The main radiologic findings included nodules, cysts, nodules with halo sign, and vascular tree-in-bud. Morphologic features, as observed in the histologic specimen, have been correlated with radiologic appearance. Lessons: Metastatic angiosarcomas to the lung are characterized by a wide variety of radiologic appearances that can be very characteristic. Computed tomographic findings observed include bilateral solid nodules, cystic, and bullous lesions sometimes associated with spontaneous hemopneumothoraces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e5348
JournalMedicine; analytical reviews of general medicine, neurology, psychiatry, dermatology, and pediatries
Volume95
Issue number48
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Angiosarcoma of the atrium
  • Case report
  • CD 31
  • Halo sign
  • Metastatic angiosarcoma
  • Neoplastic thrombotic microangiopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Piciucchi, S., Dubini, A., Tomassetti, S., Sanna, S., Ravaglia, C., Carloni, A., Gurioli, C., Gurioli, C., Colby, T. V., & Poletti, V. (2016). Angiosarcoma in the chest: Radiologic-pathologic correlation: Case report. Medicine; analytical reviews of general medicine, neurology, psychiatry, dermatology, and pediatries, 95(48), e5348. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000005348