A case of primary breast angiosarcoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating

abstract

  • Angiosarcoma of the breast is a rare malignancy that may be easily misdiagnosed. Of the two forms, the more common form presents in patients (typically postmenopausal0 with a history of breast cancer, secondary to irradiation or chronic lymphedema. In contrast, the rarer form, primary angiosarcoma, arises sporadically in premenopausal women who present with palpable masses. Primary angiosarcoma accounts for 1 in 2,500 cases (0.04%) of breast cancer (1). The described patient presented with primary breast angiosarcoma. Ultrasound, mammography, and magnetic resonance imaging findings are presented.

publication date

  • January 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4900109

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2484/rcr.v8i3.741

PubMed ID

  • 27330634

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 741

volume

  • 8

number

  • 3