CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2022; 32(04): 607-610
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1754358
Case Report

Primary Angiosarcoma of the Breast: A Rare Case Report in Postmenopausal Women

1   Department of Radiodiagnosis, J.L.N Hospital and Research Centre, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
Ravindranath M.
2   Department of Pathology, J.L.N. Hospital and Research Centre, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
Manish Dewangan
3   Department of Surgery, J.L.N. Hospital and Research Centre, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
Arnesh Kumar Issar
4   Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Midnapore District, West Bengal, India
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Primary angiosarcoma (PAS) of the breast is a rare malignant tumor arising from endothelial cells lining the blood vessel and accounts for 0.04% of all breast tumors. It occurs predominantly in young patients usually presenting as nonspecific imaging features and is often overlooked and misdiagnosed at radiology and pathology. Angiosarcoma prognosis is generally poor; however, surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy improves the prognosis. We report a rare case of PAS in a 65-year-old postmenopausal woman. She was diagnosed with PAS based on typical clinical, mammography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features followed by core biopsy of the lesion. Our case had the unique features of enlarged vessels within and surrounding the lesion in mammography, as well as in MRI, which could be very helpful for future diagnosis of this rare PAS in postmenopausal women.

Ethical Approval

This case was approved by the ethical committee for publication.

This work is carried out at department of Radiodiagnosis, J.L.N Hospital and Research Centre, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh.

Publication History

Article published online:
30 August 2022

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