Title

Primary angiosarcoma of the ovary: A case report of stage I disease

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Journal

Gynecologic Oncology

Volume

99

Issue

1

DOI

10.1016/j.ygyno.2005.05.044

Keywords

Adjuvant chemotherapy; Angiosarcoma; MAID chemotherapy; Ovarian cancer

Abstract

Background. There are 20 documented cases of primary ovarian angiosarcoma. Most patients present with metastatic disease and respond poorly to chemotherapy. There is little information available to counsel early-staged patients on the need for or efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy. Case. We present a case of Stage Ic primary ovarian angiosarcoma treated with 3 cycles of adjuvant MAID chemotherapy. The patient is without evidence of disease 10 months post-operatively. Conclusion. A review of the literature indicates a potential role for MAID chemotherapy in the treatment of ovarian angiosarcomas. Detection of Stage I disease appears to confer a better prognosis regardless of the utilization of adjuvant chemotherapy. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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