What is the role of surgery in the treatment of angiosarcoma (AS) of bone?

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

Surgical treatment of angiosarcoma of bone is as follows:

  • Surgical resection and radiation therapy are the standard treatment for localized disease.

  • Low-grade lesions lead to similar benefits with either technique.

  • Treat high-grade lesions as malignant bone neoplasms, with a combination of radical en bloc excision followed by radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy.

  • The number of lesions in a limb may render limb salvage impossible, and amputation may be indicated.


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