Central European Journal of Medicine

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 73–77 | Cite as

Metastatic lung angiosarcoma from a femoral subperiosteal origin

  • Evi Vassalou
  • Evangelos Perdikakis
  • Elpida Giannikaki
  • Dimitris Mavroudis
  • Pavlos Katonis
  • Nikolaos Karkavitsas
  • Apostolos Karantanas
Case Report


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.


Angiosarcoma/periosteum Angiosarcoma/primary bone Lung metastases MR imaging/diagnosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evi Vassalou
    • 1
  • Evangelos Perdikakis
    • 1
  • Elpida Giannikaki
    • 2
  • Dimitris Mavroudis
    • 3
  • Pavlos Katonis
    • 4
  • Nikolaos Karkavitsas
    • 5
  • Apostolos Karantanas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical ImagingUniversity HospitalHeraklionGreece
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity HospitalHeraklionGreece
  3. 3.Department of Medical OncologyUniversity HospitalHeraklionGreece
  4. 4.Department of OthopaedicsUniversity HospitalHeraklionGreece
  5. 5.Department of Nuclear MedicineUniversity HospitalHeraklionGreece

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