Aortic angiosarcoma presenting as distal arterial embolization
Annals of Vascular Surgery
Aortic angiosarcoma is a rare, malignant neoplasm of the vasculature, with 24 case reports in the literature. Patients usually present with either aneurysmal or occlusive disease. Treatment consists of en bloc resection of the vessel and contiguous structures with postoperative chemoradiation therapy. Despite surgery and adjunctive measures, prognosis remains dismal as a result of early metastasis and late diagnosis. We report a case of aortic angiosarcoma that presented with distal thromboembolic phenomenon. © Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc.
Abularrage, C., Weiswasser, J., White, P., Arora, S., & Sidawy, A. (2005). Aortic angiosarcoma presenting as distal arterial embolization. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 19 (5). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10016-005-5436-5