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Hemangiosarcoma of the breast followed by term pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10855857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS AND BACKGROUND: Primary angiosarcoma of the breast is an unusual neoplasm which is generally associated with a dismal prognosis. Given the poor prognosis and the predominance in the third and fourth decades of life when fertility tends to decrease, reports of term pregnancies after treatment of this disease are rare. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: We report a case of angiosarcoma of the breast in a 17-year-old patient with a recurrent breast nodule treated by local surgery only. After three years of follow-up without evidence of disease recurrence she became pregnant. RESULTS: A girl weighing 2,430 g was delivered at 38 weeks and two days. The patient has been free of disease for five years now. CONCLUSIONS: Our experience of the present case shows the lack of full information about this tumor. Pregnancy does not seem to interfere negatively with the course of the disease.
H R Marana; J M de Andrade; F C de C Prado-Filho; M Angeles; S Llorach-Velludo; S P da Cunha; S Bighetti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tumori     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0300-8916     ISO Abbreviation:  Tumori     Publication Date:    2000 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-21     Completed Date:  2000-06-21     Revised Date:  2008-12-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0111356     Medline TA:  Tumori     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery*
Diagnosis, Differential
Hemangiosarcoma / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery*
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Pregnancy Outcome
Treatment Outcome

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