Angiosarcomas developing in unusual sites such as the small bowel are rare, and fewer than 65 cases have been reported in the literature. They are not uncommonly associated with a known eliciting factor. Thus, among hitherto described cases of angiosarcoma of the small bowel, 16 were radiation-induced. One additional example of ileal post-irradiation angiosarcoma (PRA) in a 72-year-old female patient with a past history of uterine leiomyosarcoma is herein reported as a reminder of this causal association. The morphologic and immunohistochemical clues leading to the correct diagnosis of PRA of the small bowel and the differential diagnostic problems are discussed; a comprehensive review of the literature has also been performed with a focus on survival.

Squillaci, S., Marasco, A., Pizzi, G., Chiarello, M., Brisinda, G., Tallarigo, F., Primary post-radiation angiosarcoma of the small bowel. Report of a case and review of the literature, <<PATHOLOGICA>>, 2020; 112 (2): 93-101. [doi:10.32074/1591-951X-39-19] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/207636]

Primary post-radiation angiosarcoma of the small bowel. Report of a case and review of the literature

Pizzi, G.;Brisinda, G.;
2020

Abstract

Angiosarcomas developing in unusual sites such as the small bowel are rare, and fewer than 65 cases have been reported in the literature. They are not uncommonly associated with a known eliciting factor. Thus, among hitherto described cases of angiosarcoma of the small bowel, 16 were radiation-induced. One additional example of ileal post-irradiation angiosarcoma (PRA) in a 72-year-old female patient with a past history of uterine leiomyosarcoma is herein reported as a reminder of this causal association. The morphologic and immunohistochemical clues leading to the correct diagnosis of PRA of the small bowel and the differential diagnostic problems are discussed; a comprehensive review of the literature has also been performed with a focus on survival.
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Squillaci, S., Marasco, A., Pizzi, G., Chiarello, M., Brisinda, G., Tallarigo, F., Primary post-radiation angiosarcoma of the small bowel. Report of a case and review of the literature, <<PATHOLOGICA>>, 2020; 112 (2): 93-101. [doi:10.32074/1591-951X-39-19] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/207636]
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