Angiosarcoma: A rare malignancy with protean clinical presentations.

Huntington JT, Jones C, Liebner DA, Chen JL, Pollock RE
J Surg Oncol 111 941-50 06/01/2015


Angiosarcoma is a rare form of soft tissue sarcoma. Primary small intestinal angiosarcomas are especially uncommon. The clinical presentations of small intestinal angiosarcomas vary but gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a frequent finding. We present a case of persistent GI bleeding of unknown etiology culminating in operative exploration demonstrating a primary small intestinal angiosarcoma. A discussion of the diagnosis, pathology, and management of angiosarcoma with a review of the current literature is provided including molecular genetics, difficult cases, and current treatment options.

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