Aortic angiosarcoma presenting as distal arterial embolization

Christopher J. Abularrage, Jonathan M. Weiswasser, Paul W. White, Subodh Arora, Anton N. Sidawy

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)744-748
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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