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Angiosarcoma of the oral cavity: a clinicopathological study and a review of the literature.
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PMID:  24656496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Soft tissue sarcomas are uncommon in the head and neck. Primary angiosarcomas of the oral cavity area are extremely rare, and have mostly been presented as case reports. This paper presents the clinical and histological features of three such cases. All patients were diagnosed based on the presence of rapidly extending masses involving the tongue, maxillary gingiva, or mandibular gingiva; bone destruction was present in two cases. The resected specimens revealed clustered large, pleomorphic, and spindle-shaped cells with a markedly haemorrhagic background. Tumour cells showed expression of vascular endothelial markers, such a CD31, CD34, and factor VIII-related antigen. Despite undergoing radical surgery, distant metastases developed in all three cases. We also studied the clinicopathological features of a series of oral angiosarcomas. This article therefore reports the clinicopathological features of the three new cases and provides a review of the cases of primary oral angiosarcoma reported during the past 20 years.
M Nagata; Y Yoshitake; H Nakayama; R Yoshida; K Kawahara; Y Nakagawa; M Shinohara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-3-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1399-0020     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-3-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605826     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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