Radiol Cardiothorac Imaging 2021 Aug 29;3(4):e210040. Epub 2021 Jul 29.
School of Medicine (C.H.K.), Department of Diagnostic Radiology (A.P.S.L., C.F.), Knight Cancer Institute (M.W., L.E.D.), and Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation (K.R.G.), Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239; and Operative Care Division, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Ore (K.R.G.).
Angiosarcomas are rare vascular connective tissue tumors originating from the tunica intima, media, or adventitia and may arise in large vessels. Here two cases of primary angiosarcoma of the aorta are described that highlight initial manifestations and unique complications from diffuse arterial tumor emboli, which led to delayed cancer diagnosis. In patients with aortic lesions, imaging characteristics must be thoughtfully reconciled with clinical scenarios, particularly in patients with no additional evidence of atherosclerosis or vasculitis. Read More