Other malignancies

Author: Kenneth Iczkowski, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 October 2016, last major update October 2016

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PubMed Search: Angiosarcoma [title] prostate

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Cite this page: Angiosarcoma. website. Accessed January 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Rare in prostate, < 20 cases reported
  • Criteria for radiation induced sarcoma: arise in area previously radiated, latent period (in years), sarcoma confirmed histologically (Cancer 1948;1:3)
Prognostic factors
  • High one year mortality
Case reports
Gross description
  • Extensive necrosis
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Proliferative vascular channels lined by atypical, multilayered or solid endothelial cells
  • Tumor cells are pleomorphic, varying from spindled to large / plump
  • Large pleomorphic nuclei with clumped chromatin and prominent nucleoli
  • Frequent mitotic figures, some atypical
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Prostatic angiosarcoma

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Bladder cases (no prostate involvement)

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