Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

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Bilateral primary angiosarcoma of breast in young patient: a case report with review of literature

Article : Open access

Article type : Case Report

Volume : 7

Issue : 2

Year : 2020

Author : Rashmi Yadav, Ritu Mehta, Rajeev Kumar Yadav

Page no : 323-326

Abstract : Angiosarcomas are rare tumors arising from endothelial lining of vascular channels. The first case of breast angiosarcoma was presented in 1907 by Borrman and the first case of secondary angiosarcoma described in 1987 by Body. There are 2 main types. Haemangiosarcomas in blood vessels and lymphangiosarcomas in lymphatic vessel walls. All angiosarcomas tend to be aggressive and are mostly multicentric. These tumors have very high local recurrence rate and metastasis because of their intrinsic biologic properties. They are often misdiagnosed leading to a poor prognosis and a high mortality rate. We present a case of a 21-year-old female presented with an ulcerated right breast lesion which was diagnosed as primary angiosarcoma of breast with metastasis to left breast after 4 years. Keywords: Angiosarcoma, Breast, Sarcoma.