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A Rare Case of Metachronous Bilateral Angiosarcoma of the Breast.
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PMID:  20877677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Primary angiosarcoma of the breast (PAB) is a rare occurrence of highly aggressive biological behavior. Bilateral PAB is even more infrequent. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 39-year-old Chinese woman with metachronous bilateral PAB (2005 and 2008). The diagnosis of PAB was confirmed. The respective masses were removed via simple mastectomy. The extent of malignancy differed microscopically between the two tumors and indicated a different source. After two surgeries and a 3-year follow-up, the patient is alive and well. The current case illustrates an unusual presentation of this rare type of breast sarcoma, in that none of the clin-icopathological findings are thought to confer a good prognosis. We also review the literature and summarize relevant findings concerning definition, pathology, clinical features, treatment, and follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: We believe that the survival rate depends on tumor size and differentiation. Surgical resection followed by chemotherapy may prove to be effective and afford the best prognosis in the future.
Authors:
Sheng-Ang Zhou; Hongquan Wei; Kefeng Ding
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2009-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breast care (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1661-3805     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-9-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101254060     Medline TA:  Breast Care (Basel)     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  405-407     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgical Oncology, Education Ministry Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Intervention, Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China.
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