Intimal angiosarcoma causing abdominal aortic rupture

Peter A. Naughton, Michael Wandling, Sachin Phade, Manuel Garcia-Toca, James C. Carr, Heron E. Rodriguez

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Intimal angiosarcomas are rare and difficult to diagnose preoperatively. Complete surgical resection is essential, but long-term survival is unlikely. We report a patient who presented with a contained ruptured infrarenal aorta with clinical and radiologic findings suggestive of infectious aortitis. Surgical resection, regional debridement, and reconstruction were completed using a cadaveric arterial homograft. However, pathologic evaluation revealed a high-grade intimal sarcoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)818-821
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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