Sigmoid colon angiosarcoma with intraperitoneal bleeding and early metastasis
Journal of surgical education
Angiosarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract is a very rare malignancy with only a few cases reported in the literature. The case of a 60-year-old woman who presented with abdominal pain and a sigmoid mass on computed tomography (CT) scan is reported. Upon exploration, the patient was found to have a subserosal hemorrhagic mass. Angiosarcoma of the sigmoid colon was diagnosed upon pathological examination. The patient developed subsequent recurrence of her disease with distant metastasis. Approximately 4 months later, she expired. Angiosarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract is a very aggressive malignant tumor. The primary treatment is surgical excision. The role of adjuvant therapy is not well established.
El Chaar, Maher and McQuay, Nathaniel, "Sigmoid colon angiosarcoma with intraperitoneal bleeding and early metastasis" (2007). Center for Bariatric & Metabolic Research @SLUHN Articles & Publications. 47.