MRI findings of large low-grade angiosarcoma of the breast with subsequent bone metastases: A case report

Eleonora Cucci, Matteo Ciuffreda, Rosa Tambaro, Lorena Aquilani, Michele Barrassi, Giuseppina Sallustio

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Abstract

We describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of 13 cm-sized low-grade angiosarcoma of the breast that occurred in a 23-year-old woman. Magnetic resonance examination revealed an ill-defined mass with marked high-signal intensity on T2-weighted images and persistent heterogeneous enhancement. Thirty months later she developed bone metastases, incidentally found on an MRI performed to evaluate the pelvis. There were well-defined bone lesions with high-signal intensity on T2-weighted images and persistent contrast enhancement on delayed phases. The metastases were not detected on previous computed tomography and fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography scans because the lesions were subtle osteoblastic type with a low proliferative index.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-257
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Breast Cancer
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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Keywords

  • Angiosarcoma
  • Breast
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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