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Vol 19, No 3 (2014)
Case reports
Published online: 2014-05-01
Submitted: 2013-07-04
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Primary angiosarcoma of the breast complicated by the syndrome of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC): Case report and literature review

Elena Alexandrova, Sonya Sergieva, Iglika Mihaylova, Antoaneta Zarkova
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2013.10.003
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2014;19(3):221-225.

open access

Vol 19, No 3 (2014)
Case reports
Published online: 2014-05-01
Submitted: 2013-07-04

Abstract

Primary angiosarcoma of the breast (PAB) accounts for 0.04% of all breast malignant tumors. It affects young women usually at third or fourth decades of life. PAB clinically manifests as a painless, movable mass with sharp limits. A bluish red discoloration of the overlying skin is often observed. Enlargement of axillary lymph nodes generally does not occur.

Angiosarcoma of the breast has a very poor prognosis due to the tendency to metastasize haematogenously and high frequency of local recurrence.

Mastectomy and chemotherapy are preferable treatment choices.

This paper presents a case of primary angiosarcoma of the breast with a syndrome of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).

Abstract

Primary angiosarcoma of the breast (PAB) accounts for 0.04% of all breast malignant tumors. It affects young women usually at third or fourth decades of life. PAB clinically manifests as a painless, movable mass with sharp limits. A bluish red discoloration of the overlying skin is often observed. Enlargement of axillary lymph nodes generally does not occur.

Angiosarcoma of the breast has a very poor prognosis due to the tendency to metastasize haematogenously and high frequency of local recurrence.

Mastectomy and chemotherapy are preferable treatment choices.

This paper presents a case of primary angiosarcoma of the breast with a syndrome of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).

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Keywords

Breast tumors; Angiosarcoma; Disseminated intravascular coagulation

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Title

Primary angiosarcoma of the breast complicated by the syndrome of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC): Case report and literature review

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 19, No 3 (2014)

Pages

221-225

Published online

2014-05-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2013.10.003

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2014;19(3):221-225.

Keywords

Breast tumors
Angiosarcoma
Disseminated intravascular coagulation

Authors

Elena Alexandrova
Sonya Sergieva
Iglika Mihaylova
Antoaneta Zarkova

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