World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology Volume No 6

Case Report Open Access

Histopathologic & Immunohistochemical Diagnosis of Primary Epithelioid Angiosarcoma of the Liver Mimicking a Metastatic Adenocarcinoma– Case report & Review of Literature

Hema Aiyer and Gaurav Sharma
World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology 2014, 3:16

Abstract

 Primary hepatic angiosarcoma is a rare disease with a poor life expectancy. It is believed to be highly lethal, with near 100% mortality by one year. We report a case of a 58 year male who presented with abdominal pain and was incidentally diagnosed as having multiple liver nodules on CT scan suggestive of a tubercular lesion or a lymphoma. Primary histologic examination showed features suggestive of a metastatic adenocarcinoma due to multifocal distribution, epithelioid morphology and presence of lumina. The diagnosis of primary hepatic epithelioid angiosarcoma was finally made following immunohistochemistry which showed positivity for vascular markers.

Key-words

Epithelioid Angiosarcoma, Liver, Mesenchymal malignant tumor




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