Primary renal angiosarcoma: A rare malignancy. A case report and review of the literature{star, open}

Lorenzo Leggio, Giovanni Addolorato, Ludovico Abenavoli, Anna Ferrulli, Christina D'Angelo, Antonio Mirijello, Luisa Vonghia, Giovanni Schinzari, Vincenzo Arena, Luca Perrone, Franco Citterio, Lorenzo Bonomo, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini, Arnaldo Capelli, Carlo Barone, Giovanni Gasbarrini

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Abstract

Angiosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor occurring in less than 2% of soft tissue sarcomas. Angiosarcoma involving the kidney usually represents metastasis from skin or visceral primary lesions, while angiosarcoma primarily occurring in the kidney is a very rare neoplasm. In the English literature, from 1942 to the present, only 19 cases of primary kidney angiosarcoma have been reported. A case of primary renal angiosarcoma presenting as a large kidney mass and flank pain occurring after traumatism is reported. The present case represents further evidence of a rare malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-312
Number of pages6
JournalUrologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations
Volume24
Issue number4 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

Keywords

  • Angiosarcoma
  • Kidney
  • Micrometastases
  • Nephrectomy
  • Peritoneal lesions
  • Rare malignancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology

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