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Aortic angiosarcoma: a rare cause for leaking thoracic aneurysm.
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PMID:  20145931     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Primary malignant tumours of the aorta are rare. They present with aneurysm formation, arterial occlusion, and embolic phenomenon. We report the case of a 56-year-old man whose initial presentation and investigations lead to emergency endovascular stenting of a descending thoracic aneurysm with a contained leak. Initial response was favourable, yet the patient presented again with worsening symptoms. The circum-aortic haematoma expanded by 50% on subsequent imaging, but no endoleak was identified. When altered bone marrow signal was identified on magnetic resonance imaging, the possibility of malignancy was considered. A metastatic skin lesion was then biopsied, which demonstrated morphological and immunohistochemical features consistent with metastases from a pleomorphic sarcoma of the aorta.
S L Hales; R Locke; A Sandison; M Jenkins; M Hamady
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  34 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1432-086X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
St. Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, W2 1NY, UK,
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