Which clinical history findings are characteristic of radiation-induced angiosarcoma (AS)?

Updated: Sep 04, 2018
  • Author: Maria Belén Carsi, MD, PhD, FRCS; Chief Editor: Edwin Choy, MD, PhD  more...
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These lesions occur in the radiation field 4-40 years after irradiation. Exposure to Thorotrast (a radioactive radiographic contrast agent used in the United States until the 1950s) may lead many years later to liver angiosarcoma.


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