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Metastatic Cardiac Angiosarcoma to the Lung, Backbone, and Mind: A Case Report and Assessment of the Literature.

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Metastatic Cardiac Angiosarcoma to the Lung, Backbone, and Mind: A Case Report and Assessment of the Literature.

World Neurosurg. 2017 Nov;107:1049.e9-1049.e12

Authors: Lin CT, Ducis Okay, Tucker S, Tranmer B

Summary
BACKGROUND: Metastatic angiosarcoma to the mind is a uncommon entity with out a longtime administration protocol.
CASE DESCRIPTION: A person with main cardiac angiosarcoma offered with a uncommon mind metastasis. The affected person underwent profitable resection of the mind metastasis and was initiated on chemotherapy just for his systemic illness. The affected person didn’t develop native recurrence. A evaluation of main and metastatic central nervous system angiosarcoma, its pathologic options, medical illness course, remedy methods, and genomics can be supplied.
CONCLUSIONS: Angiosarcomas are uncommon tumors which are troublesome to deal with. Gross whole resection of a central nervous system metastasis is really helpful earlier than initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation remedy. Shut follow-up remains to be required given the propensity for continued metastasis of those tumors. Future remedies could also be developed based mostly on the genomics of angiosarcomas.

PMID: 28803168 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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