Journal article

Hepatic angiosarcoma as a cause of acute liver failure.

Gurpreet Singh, Christopher Mills, Khashayar Asadi, Adam Testro

BMJ Case Rep | Published : 2018


Hepatic angiosarcoma is an extremely rare disease entity that accounts for approximately 0.1%-2% of primary liver malignancy. It is three times more common in men than women and usually affects the former in their sixth or seventh decade of life. Risk factors for the development of hepatic angiosarcoma include the use of oral contraceptives, exposure to anabolic steroids, radiation, thorium dioxide, arsenic and vinyl chloride. The prognosis of hepatic angiosarcoma is extremely poor which is attributable to early metastases to other organs, resistance to traditional chemotherapy and radiotherapy regimens and rapid progression of the tumour. Optimal management of patients is poorly demarcated ..

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