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Angiosarcoma of the chest wall


A 50-year-old man sustaining bilateral chest wall angiosarcomas at intervals of several months underwent lesion resection. Angiosarcoma is so rare that we found no case in the literature who had undergone bilateral chest wall surgery for such tumors. His second tumor was thought to be metastatic rather than primary. Despite the 2 surgeries, irradiation, and chemotherapy, however, his prognosis was grave, as in other reports on angiosarcoma.

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Suzuki, T., Kitami, A., Suzuki, S. et al. Angiosarcoma of the chest wall. Jpn J Thorac Caridovasc Surg 48, 315–317 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03218147

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  • chest wall tumor
  • angiosarcoma