Fever, anemia, and splenomegaly: A rare presentation of splenic angiosarcoma
ABSTRACT Splenic angiosarcoma is a rare neoplasm that often remains asymptomatic till the onset of massive intra abdominal bleeding that require emergency splenectomy. We report here a case of 60 year old male who presented with on and off fever and a splenomegaly was found on clinical examination suggesting a lymphoproliferative disorder. A contrast enhanced computerized tomography suggested splenic trauma with intracapsular bleed. A splenectomy was carried out that revealed splenic angiosarcoma. Splenomegaly and fever is a very rare presentation of angiosarcoma. Though rare it should be kept in mind when investigating pyrexia of unknown origin.
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ABSTRACT: Primary angiosarcoma of the spleen is an extremely rare malignancy. Splenic angiosarcoma is difficult to diagnose, and treatment is often challenging. The prognosis is dismal, with a mean survival of less than 1 year. Currently, no standard treatment methods have been established. Anecdotal reports suggest that early diagnosis and prompt splenectomy followed by cytotoxic chemotherapy can be effective treatment modalities. We report a case of rapidly progressing primary splenic angiosarcoma with multiple liver and bone metastases and a fatal hemorrhagic outcome.Journal of chemotherapy (Florence, Italy) 10/2013; 26(4). DOI:10.1179/1973947813Y.0000000146 · 1.60 Impact Factor