[Successful liver resection of a rapidly growing hepatic angiosarcoma-a case report].

Jun Kajihara, Hiroshi Wada, Yoshito Tomimaru, Naoki Hama, Hirofumi Akita, Koichi Kawamoto, Shogo Kobayashi, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Koji Umeshita, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori, Hiroaki Nagano

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An 82-year-old man without any complaint was shown to have a hypoechoic lesion, 2 cm in diameter, in segment 5 of the liver by ultrasonography. After 3 months, an abdominal computed tomographic (CT) scan revealed a tumor lesion, 5.5 cm in diameter, with irregular peripheral enhancement. Positron emission tomography (PET)-CT revealed abnormal accumulation of fluorodeoxyglucose in the liver tumor, but no accumulation in other lesions. Based on the diagnosis of primary malignant liver tumor, we performed S5 subsegmentectomy of the liver. Histopathological examination showed spindle tumor cells forming hemorrhagic and focal necrosis. On immunohistochemistry, the tumor cells weakly expressed CD31. We diagnosed the tumor as hepatic angiosarcoma. The patient was discharged from the hospital 17 days after the surgery and survived without evidence of recurrence for 12 postoperative months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1801-1803
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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