Pediatric Hepatic Angiosarcoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Source: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, Volume 7, Number 5, November 2004 , pp. 527-532(6)
Abstract:Pediatric hepatic angiosarcoma (PHAS) is a rare tumor, which usually presents as a rapid enlargement of the liver. To date, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy have not improved the poor prognosis of PHAS with only three survivors reported. The histology of PHAS is distinct from adult angiosarcoma, because PHAS displays hypercellular whorls of sarcomatous cells, or “kaposiform” spindle cells, in addition to the general features of angiosarcoma. We report a case of PHAS that was treated with vascular ablation, chemotherapy, and liver transplantation. Lung metastases occurred 14 months posttransplant.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH, 45267, USA, 2: Division of Pathology, MLC 1010, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45229-3039, USA, 3: Department of Pathology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS, 39216, USA, 4: Division of Pathology, MLC 1010, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45229-3039, USA, Email: Margaret.email@example.com
Publication date: November 1, 2004