Cardiac angiosarcoma

Case contributed by Dr Danilo Ferreira Maia


Previously healthy, experienced fatigue and dyspnea.

Patient Data

Age: 17 years
Gender: Female

Computed tomography of the thorax shows an infiltrative cardiac expansive lesion, centered on the right atrium, invading the superior vena cava. There are also innumerable solid pulmonary nodules, bilateral, suggestive of involvement secondary dissemination.

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CT-guided biopsy. 

Case Discussion

After CT-guided biopsy, the anatomopathological examination evidenced the possibility of vascular neoplasia, including epithelioid angiosarcoma. The immunohistochemical report confirms the diagnosis of angiosarcoma.

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Case information

rID: 66010
Published: 10th Feb 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: santa casa de misericórdia de belo horizonte

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