Pseudomesotheliomatous angiosarcoma of the chest wall and pleura

J Thorac Imaging. 2003 Jul;18(3):200-3. doi: 10.1097/00005382-200307000-00011.


Angiosarcoma is a rare soft tissue sarcoma that usually occurs in deep soft tissues, breast, spleen, liver, and bone. Primary thoracic parietal localization of angiosarcoma is rare and prognosis is poor. In this report, we present the CT and PET features of a patient with pseudomesotheliomatous angiosarcoma of the chest wall and pleura, which, to the best of our knowledge, have not previously been described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Hemangiosarcoma / diagnosis*
  • Hemangiosarcoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mesothelioma / diagnosis*
  • Mesothelioma / diagnostic imaging
  • Pleural Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Pleural Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Thoracic Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Thoracic Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Thoracic Wall*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed