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Angiosarcoma of the spleen

Authors:

K.S. Liyanaarachchi ,

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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R.T.A.W. Gunawardana,

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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N.V.I. Ratnatunga,

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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K.B. Galketiya

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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Abstract

A thirty seven year old previously healthy lady presented with episodes of vague left sided upper abdominal pain of three months duration. Investigations revealed anaemia and thrombocytopenia. The ultrasound scan and the computed tomography of the abdomen showed splenomegaly with multiple echogenic nodules suggestive of a lymphoproliferative disease. A splenectomy was done. Multiple hemorrhagic liver nodules were identified during the surgery. The histology revealed a well differentiated angiosarcoma of the spleen with secondary deposits in the liver. Primary angiosarcoma of the spleen is a rare mesenchymal malignant tumor of vascular origin and is a rare cause of hypersplenism due to sequestration of blood in the spleen.

How to Cite: Liyanaarachchi, K.S. et al., (2016). Angiosarcoma of the spleen. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 24(1), pp.33–35. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v24i1.6
Published on 09 May 2016.
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