Angiosarcoma of the Pelvis in a 13-year-old girl

Case report and review of the literature

Farah El-Sharkawy, Patricia Isabel Delgado, Antonello Podda, Holly Neville, Claudia Patricia Rojas

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Abstract

Angiosarcomas are highly aggressive malignancies of vascular origin and are very rarely found in children. We report a case of a 13-year-old girl with a history of abdominal pain and increased abdominal girth. Radiologic imaging showed significant ascites and large pelvic masses involving bilateral adnexa with abdominal spread. Microscopic examination of a biopsy revealed pleomorphic epithelioid and spindle cells with brisk mitotic activity, intracytoplasmic vacuoles, vascular channels, and large areas of hemorrhage and necrosis. Immunohistochemistry analysis showed strong and diffuse positivity for CD31, D2-40, ERG, FLI-1, and focally for CD34, vWF, and EMA. The diagnosis of metastatic angiosarcoma was rendered. The patient was treated aggressively with systemic chemotherapy, immunotherapy, cytoreductive surgery, and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, with a favorable response after 1-year follow-up. Angiosarcoma should be considered when encountering a vascular tumor with pleomorphism, brisk mitotic activity, and necrosis. Immunohistochemistry studies are necessary for proper diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric and Developmental Pathology
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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Hemangiosarcoma
Pelvis
Blood Vessels
Necrosis
Immunohistochemistry
Drug Therapy
Epithelioid Cells
Vacuoles
Ascites
Immunotherapy
Abdominal Pain
Neoplasms
Hemorrhage
Biopsy

Keywords

  • Cytoreductive surgery
  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Metastatic angiosarcoma
  • Ovarian tumor
  • Pediatric sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Angiosarcoma of the Pelvis in a 13-year-old girl : Case report and review of the literature. / El-Sharkawy, Farah; Isabel Delgado, Patricia; Podda, Antonello; Neville, Holly; Rojas, Claudia Patricia.

In: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2017, p. 163-167.

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El-Sharkawy, Farah ; Isabel Delgado, Patricia ; Podda, Antonello ; Neville, Holly ; Rojas, Claudia Patricia. / Angiosarcoma of the Pelvis in a 13-year-old girl : Case report and review of the literature. In: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology. 2017 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 163-167.
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