hemangiosarcoma

(redirected from Cardiac sarcoma)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

he·man·gi·o·sar·co·ma

(hē-man'jē-ō-sar-kō'mă),
A rare malignant neoplasm characterized by rapidly proliferating, extensively infiltrating, anaplastic cells derived from blood vessels and lining irregular blood-filled or lumpy spaces.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

angiosarcoma

An uncommon, aggressive mesenchymal malignancy, arising in the skin, liver, breast, soft tissues and viscera, primarily affecting the elderly; male:female, 2:1.Aetiology Most are idiopathic; some are linked to chronic lymphoedema (as occurs following axillary dissection for breast CA), others to radiation therapy; hepatic angiosarcoma is classically linked exposure to thorium dioxide (a long obsolete contrast medium), and is also associated with arsenic and vinyl chloride. 
Prognosis Poor, 10–20% 5-year survival.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

he·man·gi·o·sar·co·ma

(hē-man'jē-ō-sahr-kō'mă)
A rare malignant neoplasm characterized by rapidly proliferating, extensively infiltrating, anaplastic cells derived from blood vessels and lining irregular blood-filled or lumpy spaces.
Synonym(s): haemangiosarcoma.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Jang, "Acute stroke from tumor embolus in a patient with cardiac sarcoma: Aspiration thrombectomy with Penumbra catheter," Interventional Neuroradiology, vol.
Strecker, "Primary and metastatic cardiac sarcomas: A 12-year experience at a German heart center," International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, vol.
Synovial sarcoma is a rare form of cardiac sarcoma that portends a dismal prognosis.
For all cardiac sarcomas, the definitive therapy is excision, which may prove difficult due to the intrinsic infiltrative nature of the tumors with concomitant administration of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy [3, 5,13].
Loire, "Primary cardiac sarcomas: an immunohistochemical and grading study with long-term follow-up of 24 cases," Histopathology, vol.
Epstein, "Primary cardiac sarcoma: a novel treatment approach," Chest, vol.
Rice et al., "Outcomes after surgical resection of cardiac sarcoma in the multimodality treatment era," The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.
(2,14) So far, only 1 case of cardiac sarcomas has been reported with presence of herringbone arrangement of spindle-shaped cells.
The survival of persons with primary cardiac sarcomas is poor, with most patients dying within a few months after diagnosis and surgery.