Fever, anemia, and splenomegaly: A rare presentation of splenic angiosarcoma

ArticleinIndian journal of medical and paediatric oncology 32(4):230-2 · October 2011with42 Reads
DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.95148 · Source: PubMed

    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.