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Angiosarcoma at femoral artery puncture site; a diagnostic dilemma [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. Ahead of Print: TKDA-62129 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2019.62129

Angiosarcoma at femoral artery puncture site; a diagnostic dilemma

Abdullah Özer, Tolga Tatar, Basak Kocak, GURSEL LEVENT OKTAR
department of cardiovascular surgery,Gazi University Hospital

Femoral artery is the most common vascular access site used for angiographic interventions. Various complications such as hematoma, bleeding, dissection, arteriovenous fistula and pseudoaneurysm have been described following iatrogenic puncture. However, angiosarcoma formation at the access site is very uncommon and it poses a diagnostic dilemma due to its resemblance to organized hematoma. A 75-year-old patient who had undergone coronary angiography has suffered from an angiosarcoma and its vascular complications due to local invasion at the puncture site. Although the tumor was completely excised and flow was re-established, he was lost 17 months later because of multiple metastases and their complications. Presence of a persistent mass with vascular complaints should raise suspicion for this rare and aggressive type of tumor.

Keywords: angiosarcoma, femoral artery, puncture site

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Corresponding Author: Abdullah Özer, Türkiye
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