Magnetic resonance imaging appearances in primary and secondary angiosarcoma of the breast.
AffiliationDepartment of Breast Radiology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Local subject classificationMAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING
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CitationO'Neill AC et al. Magnetic resonance imaging appearances in primary and secondary angiosarcoma of the breast. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2014, 58 (2):208-12
JournalJournal of medical imaging and radiation oncology
AbstractAngiosarcomas are malignant tumours of endovascular origin. They are rare tumours accounting for 0.04-1% of all breast malignancies. Two different forms are described: primary, occurring in young women, and secondary angiosarcoma, which occurs in older women with a history of breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy. Imaging findings on mammography and ultrasound are non-specific, but magnetic resonance imaging with dynamic contrast enhancement is more informative. We present two cases - one of primary and one of secondary angiosarcoma - and review the imaging findings.