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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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Abstract

POGGI MACHUCA, Luis et al. Hepatic angiosarcoma: case report and review of literature. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.3, pp. 317-322. ISSN 1022-5129.

Hepatic Angiosarcoma is an uncommon neoplasia with an incidence between 0.5 to 2 % of primary hepatic tumors. Due to a nonspecific presentation it is very difficult to reach the diagnosis which is usually late and by that time the organ has been involved by tumor and surgical treatment is not possible. Because of CT limitations for staging and metastasis diagnosis, laparoscopy is used because it gives us better vision of the abdominal cavity and reliable information about tumor staging and prognosis. Final diagnosis is pathological and require inmunohistochemical confirmation with CD-31 and CD-34. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy have not demonstrated an improvement in the survival rate which is 6 months without treatment since diagnosis. We present a case of a 41 yo male patient without significant history with 2 months of nonspecific symptoms related to an hepatic tumor and ascites.

Keywords : Angiosarcoma; hepatic tumors; laparoscopy; inmunohistochemical.

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