Primary angiosarcoma of the lung and pleura

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2004.687

Authors

  • G.C. Maglaras | skatsenos@yahoo.gr Department of Pneumonology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece.
  • S. Katsenos Department of Pneumonology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece.
  • J. Kakadelis Thoracic Surgery Unit, “G. Hatzikosta” General Hospital of Ioannina, Greece.
  • C. Katsanos Department of Pneumonology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece.
  • Z. Metafratzi Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece.
  • D.G. Stefanou Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece.
  • M.P. Vassiliou Department of Pneumonology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece.
  • S.H. Constantopoulos Department of Pneumonology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece.

Abstract

A 46 year old male smoker was admitted for severe continuing hemoptysis. Chest-X-rays and chest computed tomography revealed nodular infiltrates and bilateral hemothorax. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy resulted to non-diagnostic cytological and microbiological findings. Open lung and pleural biopsies after right thoracotomy revealed epithelioid angiosarcoma and further staging assessment showed secondary brain and liver foci. The patient received several courses of chemotherapy but he died one month later. The clinical, radiological, pathological, histochemical and therapeutic aspects of the disease are discussed. Angiosarcoma, a rare tumour with poor prognosis should be taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis of hemoptysis.

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Published
2004-12-30
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Keywords:
Hemoptysis, imaging findings, angiosarcoma
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Maglaras, G.C., S. Katsenos, J. Kakadelis, C. Katsanos, Z. Metafratzi, D.G. Stefanou, M.P. Vassiliou, and S.H. Constantopoulos. 2004. “Primary Angiosarcoma of the Lung and Pleura”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 61 (4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2004.687.

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