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A Case of Primary Angiosarcoma of the Lung Presenting as a Hemorrhagic Bronchial Tumor.
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PMID:  22156277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Pulmonary angiosarcomas are usually secondary tumors, and only a few primary cases have been reported. Effective strategies for treating this tumor have not been established, and the prognosis of affected individuals is generally very poor. We report a case of primary angiosarcoma presenting as a hemorrhagic solitary nodule at the bifurcation of the left main bronchus, followed for two years before surgery. Bronchial arteriography revealed a tumor stain sign, and racemose hemangioma of the bronchial artery was excluded. The hemoptysis was not controlled by repeated bronchial artery embolization, and the patient underwent left pneumonectomy with routine mediastinal lymph node dissection. Histopathologically, the excised tissue revealed a highly-cellular growth of atypical spindle cells with a storiform pattern. These atypical cells showed relatively low mitotic activity; the MIB-1 index was 10%. The tumor was diagnosed as a primary angiosarcoma of the lung by the following immunohistological findings: positivity for factor VIII-related antigen and CD31. One year after resection, the patient remains well without signs of recurrence.
Seiichi Kakegawa; Osamu Kawashima; Takashi Ibe; Masuo Ujita; Masanori Iwashina; Tetsuhiro Nakano; Kimihiro Shimizu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1341-1098     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Nishigunma National Hospital, Shibukawa, Gunma, Japan.
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