IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 28 / Issue 4 / pii/2007168

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Original Research

Primary ovarian angiosarcoma - review of the literature and report of a case with coexisting chylothorax

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1 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2 Department of Pathology “Papageorgiou” Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
3 Institute of Pathology, Mannheim, Germany
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2007, 28(4), 287–289;
Published: 10 August 2007

Background: Primary ovarian angiosarcoma is a very rare gynaecologic malignancy with poor prognosis and uncertain, up-to­date, treatment options. Its exact diagnosis is challenging for surgeons and difficult for pathologists. There are only a few cases reported in the international literature. Case: We report a case of primary pure ovarian angiosarcoma with coexisting chylothorax which is, to the best of our knowledge, the first reported case. An extensive review of the literature analyzing all clinical and pathological parameters related to this condition is presented. Result: In spite of all therapeutic efforts, surgical and medical, prognosis of ovarian angiosarcoma remains very poor in most cases. Conclusion: Primary ovarian angiosarcoma is a rare and aggressive malignancy. The report of such cases is interesting in order to exchange knowledge and experience, and possibly to further improve our diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities.

Primary angiosarcoma
MAID chemotherapy
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