Angiosarcoma Presenting with Spontaneous Hydropneumothorax: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature
Jung H Chang*, 1, Ji H Kim 1, So-Hyeon Hong 1, Myung E Song 1, Yon J Ryu 1, Jin H Lee 1, Sung S Shim 2, Min-Sun Cho 3, Yun S Sim 4
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 48
Last Page: 54
Publisher Id: TORMJ-8-48
Article History:Received Date: 15/10/2014
Revision Received Date: 8/11/2014
Acceptance Date: 8/11/2014
Electronic publication date: 26 /12/2014
Collection year: 2014
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Angiosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor of soft tissue. Because angiosarcoma originates from endothelial cells, it can occur in any organ and shows aggressive clinical features. Most commonly, angiosarcoma initially presents as a cutaneous lesion. Lung metastasis from scalp angiosarcoma can develop pneumothorax. We report a case of multiorgan involvement of an angiosarcoma, including the scalp, initially presenting with hydropneumothorax. Immunohistochemistry analysis of the cells obtained from the study confirmed the pleural invasion of the angiosarcoma.