Spontaneous regression of chemotherapy-resistant metastases from a scalp angiosarcoma

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Author(s)

    • Suzuki Masahiro
    • Department of Otolaryngology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine
    • Matsuzuka Takashi
    • Department of Otolaryngology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine
    • Ikeda Masakazu
    • Department of Otolaryngology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine
    • Nakaegawa Yuta
    • Department of Otolaryngology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine
    • Kobayashi Tetsuro
    • Department of Otolaryngology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine
    • Kawase Tomotaka
    • Department of Otolaryngology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine
    • Kobari Takehiro
    • Department of Otolaryngology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine
    • Murono Shigeyuki
    • Department of Otolaryngology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine

Abstract

<p>Angiosarcomas are rare malignant tumors derived from endothelial cells and occur most commonly in the scalp and the face. The prognosis is poor. Therefore, spontaneous regression of angiosarcoma is a rare phenomenon.</p><p>We describe a case of a 73-year-old man with multiple metastatic angiosarcoma.</p><p>In the present case, weekly paclitaxel therapy had an effect, but could not be continued because of interstitial pneumonia (IP). Weekly docetaxel therapy did not have an effect, but further chemotherapy was not carried out because aggravation of the IP was a concern.</p><p>The primary lesion and other metastatic lesions were inconspicuous on the positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan performed in one year and two months after best supportive care.</p><p>We reported an extremely rare case of spontaneous regression of therapy-resistant metastases of angiosarcoma that has remained controlled for 40 months since the initial diagnosis.</p>

Journal

  • FUKUSHIMA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE

    FUKUSHIMA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE 63(2), 106-111, 2017

    The Fukushima Society of Medical Science

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005966804
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA0065246X
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    0016-2590
  • Data Source
    IR  J-STAGE 
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