Post-radiation epithelioid angiosarcoma of the urinary bladder and prostate

Gang Wang, Peter C. Black, Brian F. Skinnider, Malcolm M. Hayes, Edward C. Jones


Angiosarcoma of the lower urinary tract is exceedingly rare. A minority of cases are associated with local radiotherapy. Epithelioid angiosarcoma is a variant of angiosarcoma composed of large rounded epithelioid endothelial cells that are positive for cytokeratin on immunostaining. There are only two cases of post-radiation epithelioid angiosarcoma reported in the urinary bladder, and none in the prostate gland. We report a case of epithelioid angiosarcoma involving the urinary bladder and prostate in a patient with a history of radiotherapy for prostatic adenocarcinoma. A brief review of literature regarding post-radiation epithelioid angiosarcomas in the lower urinary tract is discussed.

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