Congenital primary cerebral angiosarcoma: Case report

Yasuhiro Suzuki, Yasuko K. Yoshida, Reizo Shirane, Takashi Yoshimoto, Mika Watanabe, Takuya Moriya

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Reports of angiosarcoma arising in the central nervous system are rare. The authors present the case of a 30-day-old infant with clinical manifestations of projectile vomiting and tense anterior fontanelle resulting from a left frontotemporal tumor. Total excision of this highly vascular, well-circumscribed tumor was performed without incident, and histopathological examination revealed a malignant angiosarcoma. Immunohistochemical reaction of the neoplastic cells was diffusely positive for endothelium-specific antigens including factor VIII-related antigen, CD31, and CD34. The final diagnosis of congenital primary cerebral angiosarcoma was thus confirmed. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, and he was discharged 2 weeks after the operation. He was in good condition with no sign of recurrence after 11 months; follow-up computerized tomography, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and abdominal ultrasonography studies demonstrated no tumor regrowth. The characteristic findings for this tumor on MR imaging, the immunohistochemical findings, and surgical outcome are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-468
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Cerebral angiosarcoma
  • Congenital tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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