Metastatic epithelioid angiosarcoma to the mandible: report of a case and review of the literature

Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Jun;42(6):702-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2013.02.005. Epub 2013 Mar 15.

Abstract

Angiosarcoma and its epithelioid variant are vascular malignancies that rarely affect the facial skeleton. Epithelioid angiosarcoma resembles carcinoma and can be difficult to diagnose. A case is presented of metastatic epithelioid angiosarcoma to the mandible from an angiosarcomatoid portion of renal carcinoma. The diagnostic challenge is outlined and the literature is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Hemangiosarcoma / pathology*
  • Hemangiosarcoma / secondary*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Mandibular Condyle / pathology*
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / pathology
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Middle Aged
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Sarcoma / pathology
  • Sarcoma / secondary*
  • Skull Neoplasms / pathology