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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 950856, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/950856
Case Report

Giant Diaphragmatic Angiosarcoma of Adult: A Case Report and Review of Literature

1Department of Oncology, The Affiliated Hospital, North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000, China
2Key Disciplines of Oncology in Sichuan Province, The Affiliated Hospital, North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000, China
3Department of Clinical Medicine, North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000, China

Received 3 September 2011; Accepted 28 October 2011

Academic Editor: Lothar Bergmann

Copyright © 2012 Tao Ren and Xue-qian Chen. 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

Angiosarcoma is a rare vascular malignant soft tissue tumor, with highly malignant, invasive, and multifocal characteristics of biology, which is prone to local recurrence and distant metastasis, so the prognosis is extremely poor. It rarely involves the diaphragm. We present the case of an adult patient who had a primary giant angiosarcoma of the left-sided diaphragm.