Angiosarcoma presenting with spontaneous hydropneumothorax: Report of a case and review of the literature

Jung H. Chang, Ji H. Kim, So Hyeon Hong, Myung E. Song, Yon J. Ryu, Jin H. Lee, Sung S. Shim, Min Sun Cho, Yun S. Sim

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Abstract

Angiosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor of soft tissue. Because angiosarcoma originates from endothelial cells, it can occur in any organ and shows aggressive clinical features. Most commonly, angiosarcoma initially presents as a cutaneous lesion. Lung metastasis from scalp angiosarcoma can develop pneumothorax. We report a case of multiorgan involvement of an angiosarcoma, including the scalp, initially presenting with hydropneumothorax. Immunohistochemistry analysis of the cells obtained from the study confirmed the pleural invasion of the angiosarcoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-54
Number of pages7
JournalOpen Respiratory Medicine Journal
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Angiosarcoma
  • Hydropneumothorax
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Scalp

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