What are the signs and symptoms of angiosarcoma (AS)?

Updated: Sep 04, 2018
  • Author: Maria Belén Carsi, MD, PhD, FRCS; Chief Editor: Edwin Choy, MD, PhD  more...
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Answer

Angiosarcomas arising at different sites and in different organs have some distinct features, but the clinical manifestations they cause are associated with the amount of organ tissue replaced, as follows:

  • Pathologic fractures, anemia, or hepatic dysfunction

  • Other intrinsic characteristics of a malignant vascular proliferation (eg, bleeding, thrombocytopenia, or disseminated intravascular coagulation)

  • Compression of adjacent neurovascular structures that causes pain


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