Case Report

Angiosarcoma of the vulva

Authors: Ashley Lafever (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa) , Eric M. Tyler (University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA) , Colleen K Stockdale (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa)

  • Angiosarcoma of the vulva

    Case Report

    Angiosarcoma of the vulva

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Abstract

Objective: Angiosarcoma is a rare neoplasm typically presenting in the skin and superficial soft tissues, with an equal female-to-male ratio. We present a woman with recurrent vulvar lesions and a history of melanoma found to have angiosarcoma.

Case: A 67-year-old woman presented with a seven month history of recurrent vulvar lesions with symptoms of discomfort and bleeding. The histopathological diagnosis revealed high-grade angiosarcoma. Computed tomographic imaging with contrast and positron emission tomography revealed disseminated disease. She underwent chemotherapy and radiation but died within one year of diagnosis.

Conclusions: The prognosis for patients with angiosarcoma is generally poor, especially with disseminated disease. Early detection remains the key element in maximizing patient outcomes.

Keywords: Angiosarcoma, vulvar angiosarcoma, sarcoma, melanoma

How to Cite:

Lafever, A. & Tyler, E. M. & Stockdale, C. K., (2014) “Angiosarcoma of the vulva”, Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology 4(2), 1-4. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1254

Rights: Copyright © 2014 Ashley Lafever, Eric M. Tyler, and Colleen K. Stockdale

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Published on
30 Oct 2014
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