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Primary ovarian angiosarcoma--review of the literature and report of a case with coexisting chylothorax.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17713094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Primary ovarian angiosarcoma is a very rare gynaecologic malignancy with poor prognosis and uncertain, up-to-date, treatment options. Its exact diagnosis is challenging for surgeons and difficult for pathologists. There are only a few cases reported in the international literature. CASE: We report a case of primary pure ovarian angiosarcoma with coexisting chylothorax which is, to the best of our knowledge, the first reported case. An extensive review of the literature analyzing all clinical and pathological parameters related to this condition is presented. RESULT: In spite of all therapeutic efforts, surgical and medical, prognosis of ovarian angiosarcoma remains very poor in most cases. CONCLUSION: Primary ovarian angiosarcoma is a rare and aggressive malignancy. The report of such cases is interesting in order to exchange knowledge and experience, and possibly to further improve our diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities.
Authors:
D Vavilis; N Papadopoulos; T Agorastos; I Efstratiou; F Kommoss; I N Bontis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of gynaecological oncology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0392-2936     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-23     Completed Date:  2007-09-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100357     Medline TA:  Eur J Gynaecol Oncol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Chylothorax / complications*
Fatal Outcome
Female
Hemangiosarcoma / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Humans
Ovarian Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy

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