Haemorrhage into an infantile fibrosarcoma

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Large mass medially in the proximal right arm. Recent rapid change in size with clinical deterioration of the patient.

Patient Data

Age: 3 months
Gender: Male

Medially in the proximal upper arm is a large heterogeneous hypoechoic tumour with internal vascularity.

Medially in the right upper arm is a huge high-T2, low-T1 tumour avidly enhancing tumour with a large high-T1 region that has increased signal post-contrast.

Within the central tumour, there is active extravasation of contrast with pooling of contrast and layering on the CT.

Case Discussion

The rapid change in size and clinical deterioration is attributable to haemorrhage into the tumour which has eroded into an axillary vessel.

Embolisation controlled the bleeding. Biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of infantile fibrosarcoma.

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Case information

rID: 24051
Published: 26th Jul 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: cancer
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