What is the role of angiography in the workup of pleomorphic sarcoma (malignant fibrous histiocytoma) of soft tissue?

Updated: Nov 07, 2018
  • Author: Gregory Scott Stacy, MD; Chief Editor: Felix S Chew, MD, MBA, MEd  more...
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Angiographic findings are nonspecific. The tumor may be hypovascular or, more commonly, hypervascular with early venous return (see the image below). Similarly, retroperitoneal tumors may be either hypovascular or hypervascular, with blood supply from the lumbar, celiac, iliac, renal, renal capsular, and/or inferior adrenal arteries.

Angiogram reveals tumor hypervascularity (same pat Angiogram reveals tumor hypervascularity (same patient as in the previous image).

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