Bilateral Primary Breast Angiosarcoma: A Case Report

Afsaneh Alikhassi (1), Hamid Reza Karbasian (2), Maryam Kadivar (3), Zahra Alikhassy (4)
(1) Department of Radiology, Cancer Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,
(2) Department of Surgery, Atieh Private Hospital, Tehran, Iran,
(3) Department of Pathology, Rasoole Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,
(4) Department of Emergency, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract

Background: Angiosarcoma can develop in all parts of the body containing blood vessels, including breast. Statistically, less than 10% of all angiosarcomas originate in the breast. Angiosarcoma accounts for less than 0.05% of breast primary cancers. Primary angiosarcoma develops without a history of treatment for breast cancer, whereas secondary angiosarcoma develops in patients who have already had treatments for other primary breast cancer.

Case presentation: In review of the literature, primary angiosarcoma, particularly bilateral, is rare. In this study, we present a patient, a young woman, with primary bilateral angiosarcoma.

Conclusion: Although breast angiosarcoma is rare, we should be aware of it, particularly in young women with breast mass that is hyperflow in color Doppler ultrasound.

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Afsaneh Alikhassi
afsanehalikhassi@yahoo.co.uk (Primary Contact)
Hamid Reza Karbasian
Maryam Kadivar
Zahra Alikhassy
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Alikhassi A, Karbasian HR, Kadivar M, Alikhassy Z. Bilateral Primary Breast Angiosarcoma: A Case Report. Arch Breast Cancer [Internet]. 2014 Nov. 29 [cited 2024 May 18];1(3):99-102. Available from: https://archbreastcancer.com/index.php/abc/article/view/22

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