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J Korean Cancer Assoc > Volume 31(1); 1999 > Article
Journal of the Korean Cancer Association 1999;31(1): 194-200.
A Case of Angiosarcoma of the Maxillary Sinus
Young Chang Choi, Kun Ho So, Chun Dong Kim, Jeong Rye Kim, Bong Seog Kim
1Department of Internal Medicine, Korean Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Otolaryngology, Korean Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, Korean Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Angiosarcomas are extremely rare in the nasal cavity and para-nasal sinus. Upto the present only nineteen cases have been reported in the literature. A 31-year-old male presented with right facial swelling and large oral cavity mass. He was treated with wide excision of the tumor by radical maxillectomy. The tumor was diagnosed as angiosarcoma by immunohistochemical staining with factor VIII-reactive antigen. No adjuvant radiotherapy after surgery was done. After 9 montbs from surgery, the tumor recurred in the primary sites of oral cavity and right maxillary sinus and metastasized to the both lungs. He was treated with palliative chemotherapy and showed a stable disease in follow-up magnetic resonance image of para-nasal sinus and simple chest X-ray after second cycle of chemotherapy. He is undergoing further chemotherapy without any problems. We report first in Korea a case of primary angiosarcoma of the right maxillary sinus in a 31-year-old male.
Key words: Angiosarcoma;Maxillary sinus
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