Which patient groups are at highest risk for angiosarcoma (AS)?

Updated: Sep 04, 2018
  • Author: Maria Belén Carsi, MD, PhD, FRCS; Chief Editor: Edwin Choy, MD, PhD  more...
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Demographic variation includes the following:

  • African Americans in the United States are rarely affected by cutaneous angiosarcoma. [5]
  • Cutaneous angiosarcoma is more frequent in males than in females, with a male-to-female ratio of 2:1.

  • Bone and soft tissue angiosarcoma have a similar sex distribution. [1, 10, 12]

  • Bone angiosarcoma appears most often in adults (second to seventh decades of life).

  • Cutaneous angiosarcoma of the head and neck tends to occur in the elderly population. [5]


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