Sigmoid Colon Angiosarcoma with Intraperitoneal Bleeding and Early Metastasis

Maher El Chaar, Nathaniel McQuay

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Abstract

Angiosarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract is a very rare malignancy with only a few cases reported in the literature. The case of a 60-year-old woman who presented with abdominal pain and a sigmoid mass on computed tomography (CT) scan is reported. Upon exploration, the patient was found to have a subserosal hemorrhagic mass. Angiosarcoma of the sigmoid colon was diagnosed upon pathological examination. The patient developed subsequent recurrence of her disease with distant metastasis. Approximately 4 months later, she expired. Angiosarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract is a very aggressive malignant tumor. The primary treatment is surgical excision. The role of adjuvant therapy is not well established.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of surgical education
Volume64
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Keywords

  • angiosarcoma
  • colon cancer
  • malignancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Education

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