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Case Report: Angiosarcoma of the small intestine

A Mohammed, HO Aliyu, AA Liman, K Abdullahi, N Abubakar


Primary gastrointestinal angiosarcomas are very rare and those of the small bowel even more rare. We report a case which is the fi rst in the literature from this part of the world. It presented in a 25-year-old woman with multiple dissemination and rapid fatality. Diagnosis was based on histological morphology using Hematoxylin and Eosin (H and E) stains, plus reticulin special stain to outline the vascular nature.

Keywords: Angiosarcoma, small intestine, rare

Angiosarcomes gastro-intestinaux primaires sont très rares et ceux de l’intestin grêle même plus rares. Nous présentons un qui est le premier dans la littérature de cette partie du monde. Il a présenté dans une femme de 25 ans avec de multiples de diffusion et de létalité rapide. Diagnostic était basée sur la morphologie histologique à l’aide de l’hématoxyline et l’éosine des taches (H et E), plus les antiréticuline spécial teinté de décrire la nature vasculaire.

Mots clés: Angiosarcome, l’intestin grêle
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