Metastatic lung angiosarcoma from a femoral subperiosteal origin
- 43 Downloads
Primary malignant vascular bone tumors are unusual and include hemangioendothelioma, epitheloid hemangioendothelioma and angiosarcoma. Although few cases of primary bone angiosarcomas have been reported, those of femoral origin are even more infrequent. Such tumors diagnosis may be challenging due to their radiographic and histologic variety. We present a case of a 24-yearold woman with a subperiosteal diaphyseal angiosarcoma originating from the femoral bone and metastatic to the lung at the time of diagnosis. The clinical, histological and radiological features of this extremely rare lesion are presented.
KeywordsAngiosarcoma/periosteum Angiosarcoma/primary bone Lung metastases MR imaging/diagnosis
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Evans HL, Raymond AK, Ayala AG. Vascular tumors of bone: A study of 17 cases other than ordinary hemangioma, with an evaluation of the relationship of hemangioendothelioma of bone to epithelioid hemangioma, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, and high-grade angiosarcoma. Hum Pathol 2003; 34:680–689PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
- Weiss SW, Lasota J, Miettinen MM. Angiosarcoma of soft tissue. World Heath Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and genetics of tumours of soft tissue and bone. Lyon: IARC Press, 2002; 175–177Google Scholar