Primary Angiosarcoma of Small Intestine Presenting With Intestinal Perforation: A Case Report

Ebru Zemheri, Pinar Engin, Seyma Ozkanli, Ibrahim Ali Ozemir


Primary angiosarcomas are rare high-grade vascular tumors that mostly have poor prognosis. Angiosarcoma can resemble a gastrointestinal stromal tumor, leiomyosarcoma, a metastatic melanoma, a lymphoma, a poorly differentiated carcinoma, neuroendocrine tumor, or mesothelioma. On the other hand, the pathogenesis of an intestinal angiosarcoma is not clear and many etiologic factors have been suggested. In this report, we reviewed the English-written literature about primary intestinal angiosarcomas and analyzed a case of 78-year-old female patient with intestinal angiosarcoma presenting with intestinal perforation and acute abdomen.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(2):113-115


Primary angiosarcoma; Small intestine; Intestinal perforation

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