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an·gi·o·sar·co·ma

 (ăn′jē-ō-sär-kō′mə)
n.
A malignant tumor arising from vascular tissue.

angiosarcoma

(ˌændʒɪəʊsɑːˈkəʊmə)
n
a rare, malignant tumour which grows rapidly in the blood vessels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.angiosarcoma - a rare malignant neoplasm arising from vascular tissue; usually occurs in the breast and skin and is believed to originate from the endothelial cells of blood vessels
malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
Translations

an·gi·o·sar·co·ma

n. angiosarcoma, neoplasma maligno que se origina en las células epiteliales de los vasos sanguíneos.

angiosarcoma

n angiosarcoma m
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Athenex announced preliminary data showing early clinical responses in the first part of a two part study of Oraxol monotherapy in patients with unresectable cutaneous angiosarcoma. To date, 10 patients have been enrolled in the clinical study, which is being conducted in four sites in the U.S.
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The vascular channels were irregular, anastomosing, and sinusoidal, with pleomorphic lining cells showing frequent mitotic figures and focal necrosis, corresponding to angiosarcoma. In view of immunohistochemistry, it expressed positive endothelial markers CD31 and erythroblast transformation-specific (ETS)-related gene (ERG) oncoprotein [Figure 1], also corresponding to angiosarcoma, but negative for calretinin, actin, desmin, CD68, human melanoma black 45, S-100, and CK.
The main differential diagnoses of PHE include epithelioid sarcoma, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, and epithelioid angiosarcoma.
Angiosarcoma is a rare malignant vascular tumor of older adults that most often involves the scalp and skin and is associated with high rates of local recurrence and distant metastases.
A patient from an angiosarcoma support group commented, "I went for more than 30 years without meeting another person [with angiosarcoma]." (3) Thus, these groups are able to provide a sanctuary for the patient who otherwise would be forever isolated from any other person living with their particular disease.
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Histopathological examination showed that the tumor was an angiosarcoma containing hemorrhagic and necrotic areas that were infiltrating the adrenal cortex (Figure 3).
Keywords: Angiosarcoma, primary, metastatic, central nervous system, pathology, neuroimaging