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