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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 120-122

Primary angiosarcoma of the breast in a postmenopausal patient

1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Vinayak S Rohan
Amrithavarshini, Assaigoli, Mangalagangotri, Mangalore - 574 199, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.63543

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Primary angiosarcoma of the breast is a rare entity forming 0.04% of primary breast tumors. It is a highly aggressive tumor with a high propensity for locoregional and distant metastasis. Surgery in the form of mastectomy or wide excision remains the cornerstone of treatment. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy have been tried with varying results.

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