Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2016 , Vol 26 , Num 2
Cerebral Metastasis of Lower Extremity Soft Tissue Angiosarcoma: Case Report
Fatih ERDİ1, Yaşar KARATAŞ1, Bülent KAYA1, Fatih KESKİN1, Emir Kaan İZCİ1, Pembe OLTULU2, Erdal KALKAN1
1Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi Meram Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
2Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi Meram Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
Angiosarcomas are rare malignant vascular tumors. Microscopically, they are endothelial tumors that form irregular vascular spaces. Angiosarcomas constitute less than 1% of all sarcomas. They originate from the face, scalp, liver, skin and other soft tissues. Central nervous system metastasis of angiosarcomas is extremely rare and has a poor prognosis. A few cases have been reported in the literature. Hence, an ideal treatment strategy has not been defined yet.

In this report, we present a 60-year-old man who had a left parietal metastatic angiosarcoma that was manifested by weakness of the right upper extremity and seizure. The patient was operated for the mass lesion that was histopathologically diagnosed as angiosarcoma. Angiosarcomas are radio-resistant and chemo-resistant tumors. Thus, surgical excision is important for the prognosis. Anahtar Kelimeler : Angiosarcoma, Metastasis, Brain