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Primary angiosarcoma of the small bowel: A case report
 
Maria Olim Sousa1, Ricardo Cabrita Viveiros1, Diana Fernandes1, Rómulo Ribeiro2, Lídia Ferreira2, Ana Filipa Capelinha2
 
1MD, Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça – Resident, General Surgery, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
2MD, Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça – Consultant, General Surgery, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Article ID: 100037CRINTMS2017
doi:10.5348/crint-2017-37-CR-6

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Sousa MO, Viveiros RC, Fernandes D, Ribeiro R, Ferreira L, Capelinha AF. Primary angiosarcoma of the small bowel: A case report. Case Rep Int 2017;6:21–26.


ABSTRACT
Introduction: Small bowel angiosarcomas are exceedingly rare neoplasms with unspecific symptomatology which may lead to a delay in the diagnosis and consequently a worst prognosis.
Case Report: A 73-year-old male patient presented with nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The blood test showed a mild anemia. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed an ileal tumor. The patient was submitted to an exploratory laparotomy and segmental enterectomy. Pathology findings described an angiosarcoma. The patient had disease progression and died after two months.
Conclusion: Angiosarcomas are high grade rapidly progressive neoplasms and have a very poor prognosis with a high mortality rate. The average life expectancy is 2–6 months after diagnosis.

Keywords: Small bowel, Cancer, Primary angiosarcoma, Obstruction


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Acknowledgements
We are thankful to Emanuele Parodi, Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça, Consultant, General Surgery, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, and Fernando Jasmins, Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça, Consultant, General Surgery, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal for their help and support in preparing the manuscript.


Author Contributions
Maria Olim Sousa – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ricardo Cabrita Viveiros – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Diana Fernandes – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Rómulo Ribeiro – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Lídia Ferreira – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ana Filipa Capelinha –Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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