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International Journal of Angiology

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 157–159 | Cite as

Angiosarcoma associated with a vascular graft: Case report

  • Dulce A. Brito
  • Filomena Carneiro
  • Mónica Pedro
  • Lina Salgueiro
  • Maria J. Palhano
  • José S. Nunes
  • Fernando de Pádua
  • Hugo C. Madeira
Original Articles

Abstract

We describe a case of retroperitoneal angiosarcoma in association with an aorta-bifemoral Dacron graft. Surgery was not performed and the patient died. At autopsy, a local extensive, high-grade angiosarcoma was confirmed and a left pulmonar metastase was found. A sarcoma should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of any mass associated with vascular grafts, and an extensive investigation of possible and unsuspected distant metastasis is mandatory in all cases.

Keywords

Public Health Sarcoma Differential Diagnosis Distant Metastasis Extensive Investigation 
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© International College of Angiology, Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dulce A. Brito
    • 1
  • Filomena Carneiro
    • 1
  • Mónica Pedro
    • 1
  • Lina Salgueiro
    • 1
  • Maria J. Palhano
    • 2
  • José S. Nunes
    • 3
  • Fernando de Pádua
    • 1
  • Hugo C. Madeira
    • 1
  1. 1.IV Department of Internal MedicineHospital Universitário de Santa MariaLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Anatomo-PathologyHospital Universitário de Santa MariaLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Vascular SurgeryHospital Universitário de Santa MariaLisboaPortugal

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