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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2009, Article ID 381015, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/381015
Case Report

Breast Angiosarcoma Metastatic to the Ovary

Department of Radiology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA

Received 28 January 2009; Accepted 15 April 2009

Academic Editor: Simon Ching-Shun Kao

Copyright © 2009 Frederico F. Souza et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ovarian masses are common findings in general gynecological practice. Approximately 5%–10% of ovarian malignancies are diagnosed as metastatic tumors. Primary angiosarcoma can arise anywhere in the body and when it arises in the breast, it usually affects women in their 3rd and 4th decades and accounts for one in 1700–2300 cases of primary breast cancer. Although unusual, breast angiosarcomas tend to metastasize hematogenously rather than lymphogenously, have high rates of local recurrence, that often develop metastases soon after treatment, and have a dismal prognosis. We present a case of a solitary ovarian metastasis from angiosarcoma of the breast.