Intraosseous angiosarcoma with secondary aneurysmal bone cysts presenting as an elusive diagnostic challenge
1 Department of Orthopaedics, St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
2 Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Service, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
3 Department of Anatomical Pathology, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
4 Department of Radiology, St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2008, 5:10 doi:10.1186/1477-7800-5-10Published: 20 May 2008
Angiosarcoma of bone is an exceedingly rare primary bone malignancy that can present as an aggressive osteolytic lesion. Histological diagnosis can be extremely challenging, as the pathological features often resemble that of aneurysmal bone cysts. We report an interesting and peculiar case of an intraosseous angiosarcoma that presented as a diagnostic dilemma and discuss the relevant radiological and pathologic findings.