Salivary glands

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 22 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Angiosarcoma salivary

Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D.
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Cite this page: Handra-Luca A Angiosarcoma. website. Accessed October 22nd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Rare in salivary glands (only 4% of all angiosarcomas), usually parotid (primary or secondary) or submandibular gland (primary)
  • Mean age 55 years
  • No gender prevalence
  • Often relatively good outcome at this site, even with high grade features (Mod Pathol 2003;16:263, Cancer 1986;58:1305)
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Usually spindled cells with solid or vasoformative growth pattern, often epithelioid (28%)
  • May have low, intermediate or high grade features
  • May occur in congenital hemangioma
Positive stains
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