Primary breast angiosarcoma in a male

Leena Kamat, Marilin Rosa, Robert Weinfurtner, Jennifer Drukteinis, Shannon Falcon, Bhavika Patel

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Angiosarcoma of the breast represent <1% of breast malignancies. It can arise de novo (primary) or following treatment for breast carcinoma (secondary). Primary breast angiosarcoma usually affects young women and is extremely rare in the male patient population. Imaging features can have a nonspecific appearance. Histologically, the diagnosis can be challenging, especially in small core needle biopsies. Mastectomy or wide local excision is the usual treatment for both forms of angiosarcoma. Prognosis and recurrence is worse with increasing grade of tumor. Herein, we discuss the rare occurrence of primary breast angiosarcoma in a man with history of immunodeficiency. Clinical, radiological and pathologic findings will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-548
Number of pages4
JournalBreast Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • angiosarcoma
  • breast tumor
  • HIV
  • male

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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Kamat, L., Rosa, M., Weinfurtner, R., Drukteinis, J., Falcon, S., & Patel, B. (2015). Primary breast angiosarcoma in a male. Breast Journal, 21(5), 545-548.