Which foreign material in the body may cause 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

Some angiosarcomas are associated with foreign material introduced in the body, either iatrogenically or accidentally. This association is described with the following materials:

  • Dacron
  • Shrapnel
  • Steel
  • Plastic graft material
  • Surgical sponges
  • Bone wax

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