Epulis-like gingival angiosarcoma of the mandible: A case report

Tomoki Sumida, Ryuichi Murase, Yohei Fujita, Akiko Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Hamakawa

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A 55-year-old woman consulted our hospital for an epulis-like small mass in the anterior region of the mandible. A biopsy of the tumor was performed. Histological analysis showed that the tumor consisted of spindleshaped and polygonal cells with hyperchromatic nuclei, and intracytoplasmic vacuoles and mitotic figures were scattered. Immunohistochemical staining revealed that the tumor cells were positive for factor VIII-related antigen, CD31, αSMA, and vimentin, but negative for pancytokeratins, S100 protein, neuron-specific enolase, and CD56. The Ki-67 labeling index was more than 50%. Based on these findings, a final pathological diagnosis of angiosarcoma was made. The tumor did not invade into the surrounding tissue. The operation was performed with about a 20-mm surgical margin that was negative for tumor invasion. After a 4-year follow-up, no metastatic lesions were found, and the primary site was covered with a partial denture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)830-833
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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