Intravascular epithelioid angiosarcoma in the abdominal aorta mimicking an infected aneurysm

Woong Ki Park, Kyong Lin Park, Yo Seok Cho, Ahram Han, Sanghyun Ahn, Seung Kee Min

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Abstract

Primary aortic angiosarcoma is very rare, and preoperative diagnosis is challenging with resultant poor prognosis. Angiosarcoma may mimic an infected aneurysm or a mural thrombus. Clinical suspicion of angiosarcoma is vital for an early diagnosis and proper surgical treatment, especially in cases with atypical rapid growth of an aortic abdominal aneurysm with a thrombotic mass. Herein, we report a case of angiosarcoma in the abdominal aorta mimicking an infected aneurysm and present computed tomography and positron emission tomography findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-236
Number of pages5
JournalVascular Specialist International
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019

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Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Aorta
  • Hemangiosarcoma
  • Positron-emission tomography

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