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Metastasized hemangiopericytoma of the breast: a rare case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19169699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sarcoma of the mammary glands is extremely rare. Liposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, as well as hemangiopericytoma, are part of the soft tissue sarcoma group. Little is known about the progress, prognosis and dissemination of this infrequent tumor entity. We present the case of a woman, who received primary diagnosis of a malignant hemangiopericytoma of the left breast. She underwent a mastectomy with an axillary lymph node sampling (stage pT3 pN0 cM0), as adjuvant therapy was not mandatory. Eight months after diagnosis, the patient presented with lumbar back pain, gluteal pain and right accentuated adynamia in both legs because of a disseminated osseous metastasis. Diagnostic investigation presented a cerebral, pulmonary, cutaneous, hepatic and pleural metastatic disease. Two months after initiation of chemotherapy the patient died. Diagnostic criteria and treatment principles in the metastatic situation are presented in addition to the literature to give a review about this rare malignancy.
Britta Ruhland; Christine Dittmer; Marc Thill; Klaus Diedrich; Dorothea Fischer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-01-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  280     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-24     Completed Date:  2009-10-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Luebeck, Lübeck, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Neoplasms / secondary*,  therapy
Breast Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Fatal Outcome
Hemangiopericytoma / secondary*,  therapy*
Lymph Node Excision
Lymphatic Metastasis
Neoplasm Metastasis

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