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Intimal Angiosarcoma Causing Abdominal Aortic Rupture

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Intimal Angiosarcoma Causing Abdominal Aortic Rupture

Peter A Naughton et al. J Vasc Surg.

Abstract

Intimal angiosarcomas are rare and difficult to diagnose preoperatively. Complete surgical resection is essential, but long-term survival is unlikely. We report a patient who presented with a contained ruptured infrarenal aorta with clinical and radiologic findings suggestive of infectious aortitis. Surgical resection, regional debridement, and reconstruction were completed using a cadaveric arterial homograft. However, pathologic evaluation revealed a high-grade intimal sarcoma.

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