European Journal of Breast Health
Case Report

A Case Report of Primary Breast Angiosarcoma: Clinical Presentation and Outcome After Adjuvant Radiotherapy

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Department of Radiation Oncology, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

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Department of General Surgery, Uludağ University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey

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Department of Pathology, Uludağ University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey

Eur J Breast Health 2020; 16: 290-294
DOI: 10.5152/ejbh.2020.4984
Read: 171 Downloads: 63 Published: 31 March 2020

Angiosarcomas of the breast are infrequent subtypes of sarcoma that are often diagnosed after radiation therapy for primary breast cancer. Primary angiosarcomas (PAS) are rare tumors that constitute 0.04% of all malignant breast tumors. We report a case of a 40-year-old woman with a lump in the right breast and diagnosed as angiosarcoma by pathological evaluation. She underwent simple mastectomy followed by adjuvant radiation. She is alive and disease-free for 66 months although tumor size was large and one surgical margin was tumor positive. Breast angiosarcoma is often in advanced stage at diagnosis and tends to recur locally. Although surgical methods constitute the primary treatment, we believe that a multidisciplinary treatment strategy should be used in high-risk patients with large primary tumors and tumor positive margins.

Cite this articles as: Altmışdörtoğlu Ö, Gökgöz MŞ, Yalçınkaya U, Nalca Andrieu M. A Case Report of Primary Breast Angiosarcoma: Clinical Presentation and Outcome After Adjuvant Radiotherapy. Eur J Breast Health 2020; 16(4): 290-294.

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