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WHO Classification of Tumours
Angiosarcoma
Cervix uteri


Definition

Hemangiosarcoma is a malignant tumour arising from the endothelial cells of the blood vessels. Microscopically, it is characterized by frequently open vascular anastomosing and branching channels. The malignant cells that line the vascular channels are spindle shaped or epithelioid and often display hyperchromatic nuclei. Angiosarcomas most frequently occur in the skin and breast. Patients with long-standing lymphedema are at increased risk of developing angiosarcoma.

Cervical hemangiosarcoma is extremely rare. It arises in adults. Patients typically present with vaginal bleeding or discharge. The prognosis is poor

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Tavassoli FA, Devilee P (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Breast and Female Genital Organs.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2003



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