Metastatic Primary Pulmonary Angiosarcoma
Brendan F. Judy, Jarrod D. Predina, Jay Mittal, Charuhas Deshpande, Sunil Singhal
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Angiosarcoma is an extremely aggressive tumor with a high rate of mortality. It can arise in any tissue of the body and is most commonly found in the skin and soft tissue[1]. Pulmonary angiosarcoma is usually secondary to a primary location of the body and presents as both solitary and multiple nodules. Primary pulmonary angiosarcoma is a rare disease with less than 20 cases reported in the English literature. In our report we present a case of metastatic primary pulmonary angiosarcoma involving the most ( > 100) pulmonary nodules known to date. Novel treatment strategy using an anti-angiogenic inhibitor was used to treat this disease for the first time to our knowledge; however, it was unsuccessful in controlling disease progression. This report reviews the literature of this rare and devastating disease.

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B. Judy, J. Predina, J. Mittal, C. Deshpande and S. Singhal, "Metastatic Primary Pulmonary Angiosarcoma," Surgical Science, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2011, pp. 130-133. doi: 10.4236/ss.2011.23026.

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