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Primary angiosarcoma of the ovary with prominent fibrosis of the ovarian stroma. Case report of an 81-year old patient

Hans Bösmüller1*, Christine Gruber1, Sophie Haitchi-Petnehazy1, Dietmar Wagner2, Gerald Webersinke3 and Steffen Hauptmann4

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Pathology, Krankenhaus Barmherzige Schwestern Linz, Austria

2 Department of Gynecology, Krankenhaus der Elisabethinen Linz, Austria

3 laboratory of Molecular Biology und Tumorcytogenetics, I. Internal Department, Krankenhaus Barmherzige Schwestern Linz, Austria

4 Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

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Diagnostic Pathology 2011, 6:65  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-6-65

Published: 14 July 2011


Primary angiosarcoma of the ovary (AS) is a rare entity with only 31 reported cases. The majority are pure angiosarcomas, the remainder are associated either with teratomas or conventional epithelial tumors. More than 50% of ovarian AS are disseminated at the time of diagnosis, the minority is detected in stage I. The prognosis of ovarian angiosarcoma in general is poor. Most reports refer to younger individuals, aged from 7 to 46 years, and only 2 case reports could be found for patients older than 64 years. Here we present a very unusual case of angiosarcoma in a 81-year-old patient.

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