Primary epithelioid angiosarcoma of bone: A case report with immunohistochemical study

Ranjini Kudva, Shahin Perveen, Aithala Janardhana

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Abstract

Primary malignant vascular tumors of the bone are exceedingly rare and represent <1% of primary malignant bone tumors. Angiosarcoma is a malignant mesenchymal neoplasm in which the neoplastic cells demonstrate endothelial differentiation. Epithelioid angiosarcoma (EA) is a rare variant of angiosarcoma that is characterized by large cells with an epithelioid morphology. EA is an aggressive tumor with poor prognosis. Here, we present a case of a 62-year-old man who had primary EA of the left tibia. He was treated with amputation and chemotherapy. After 1 month of chemotherapy, he developed pleural effusion and died.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-813
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2010

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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