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Hepatic angiosarcoma with metastasis to small intestine
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
  • Zubair Ahmad, Aga Khan University
  • Azizun Nisa, Aga Khan University
  • Romana Idrees, Aga Khan University
  • Khurram Minhas, Aga Khan University
  • Shahid Pervez, Aga Khan University
  • Khalid Mumtaz, Aga Khan University
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Document Type
Article
Disciplines
Abstract
Hepatic angiosarcomas are rare tumours with poor prognosis, with patients usually dying within 6 months. Metastases mainly occur in lymph nodes, spleen, lungs, bones and adrenals. Metastasis to small intestine is even rarer. Similarly, primary or metastatic angiosarcomas in small intestine are extremely rare, often present with recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding and anemia, and have an extremely poor prognosis. Both primary or metastatic intestinal angiosarcomas may exhibit epithelioid morphology. It may be very difficult to differentiate between primary and secondary cases in intestine and especially when the tumour exhibits epithelioid morphology.
Citation Information
Zubair Ahmad, Azizun Nisa, Romana Idrees, Khurram Minhas, et al.. "Hepatic angiosarcoma with metastasis to small intestine" Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan Vol. 18 Iss. 1 (2008) p. 50 - 2
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shahid_pervez/19/