Background: Metastatic angiosarcoma to the brain is a rare entity without an established management protocol.
Case description: A man with primary cardiac angiosarcoma presented with a rare brain metastasis. The patient underwent successful resection of the brain metastasis and was initiated on chemotherapy only for his systemic disease. The patient did not develop local recurrence. A review of primary and metastatic central nervous system angiosarcoma, its pathologic features, clinical disease course, treatment strategies, and genomics is also provided.
Conclusions: Angiosarcomas are rare tumors that are difficult to treat. Gross total resection of a central nervous system metastasis is recommended before initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Close follow-up is still required given the propensity for continued metastasis of these tumors. Future treatments may be developed based on the genomics of angiosarcomas.
Keywords: Angiosarcoma; Brain metastasis; Chemotherapy.
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