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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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ROSALES TORRES, Pedro et al. Idiopathic Hepatic Angiosarcoma and Heart Metastasis. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2016, vol.31, n.1, pp.72-76. ISSN 0120-9957.

Hepatic angiosarcoma is a rare malignancy whose incidence is reported to be from 0.5% to 2% of primary liver tumors. Late diagnosis is defined as diagnosis after the liver has been compromised and surgical therapy is no longer possible. Most hepatic angiosarcomas (75%) are idiopathic, and clinical and radiological findings are nonspecific. Diagnosis is mainly by histopathology. We report the case of a 34-year-old male patient with no history of interest who had had a liver tumor for four months without specific symptoms. Cardiovascular disturbances led to death by cardiac failure. An autopsy and histopathology revealed liver angiosarcoma that had metastasized to the heart and pleural cavity

Keywords : Liver angiosarcoma; liver tumors; cardiac metastases.

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