Medical Oncology

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 2901–2903

Prostate angiosarcoma: a case report and literature review

  • Waseem Khaliq
  • Christian F. Meyer
  • Ikechukwu Uzoaru
  • Richard M. Wolf
  • Emmanuel S. Antonarakis
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DOI: 10.1007/s12032-012-0188-x

Cite this article as:
Khaliq, W., Meyer, C.F., Uzoaru, I. et al. Med Oncol (2012) 29: 2901. doi:10.1007/s12032-012-0188-x

Abstract

Angiosarcomas are a relatively rare histological subtype of sarcomas and represent <1% of all sarcomas. Prostate angiosarcoma is extremely rare and displays remarkable clinical and pathological heterogeneity. Despite the rarity, it usually presents with dysuria, hematuria, or pelvic pain and represents a treatment challenge. Only nine cases have been reported in the literature, and we report the 10th case of prostate angiosarcoma and the first case of prostate angiosarcoma with recurrent adenocarcinoma.

Keywords

Prostate angiosarcoma Urinary frequency Hematuria Radiation therapy 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Waseem Khaliq
    • 1
  • Christian F. Meyer
    • 2
  • Ikechukwu Uzoaru
    • 3
  • Richard M. Wolf
    • 4
  • Emmanuel S. Antonarakis
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of MedicineJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer CenterJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of Illinois, School of MedicineUrbanaUSA
  4. 4.Department of UrologyUniversity of Illinois, School of MedicineUrbanaUSA
  5. 5.Department of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer CenterJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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