A case of pneumothorax caused by cystic lung metastasis of angiosarcoma

Joo Lee Chan, Junjeong Choi, Ho Jeon Han, Soo Jung Kyung, Hoon Park Byung, Cheol Park Seon, Yun Shin Sang, Young Chung Wou, Kwang Byun Min, Ae Moon Ji, Sam Kim Young, Kyu Kim Se, Joon Chang, Kyu Kim Sung, Suk Park Moo

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Angiosarcoma is a rare but highly malignant tumorthat usually arises in the scalp or face of elderly males. Distant metastases favor the lung, liver, lymph nodes and skin. Metastatic pulmonary angiosarcoma commonly takes the form of a nodule but can sometimes appear as a thin-walled cyst. We report a case of 65 years-old male with a spontaneous pneumothorax, who underwent excision and radiotherapy for an angiosarcoma of the scalp 2 years ago. A chest CT scan revealed multiple cysts in the lung. The video-assisted thoracoscopic lung biopsy demonstrated subpleural cysts without tumor cells. A skin biopsy of the scalp showed an angiosarcoma. This case was diagnosed as a recurrence of an angiosarcoma with a supposed lung metastasis. This case suggests that a spontaneous pneumothorax in elderly people may be secondary to a pulmonary metastasis from an angiosarcoma of the scalp.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-378
Number of pages5
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume64
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 1

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Hemangiosarcoma
Pneumothorax
Neoplasm Metastasis
Scalp
Lung
Cysts
Biopsy
Skin
Radiotherapy
Thorax
Lymph Nodes
Recurrence
Liver
Neoplasms

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Chan, J. L., Choi, J., Han, H. J., Kyung, S. J., Byung, H. P., Seon, C. P., ... Moo, S. P. (2008). A case of pneumothorax caused by cystic lung metastasis of angiosarcoma. Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, 64(5), 374-378. https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.2008.64.5.374
Chan, Joo Lee ; Choi, Junjeong ; Han, Ho Jeon ; Kyung, Soo Jung ; Byung, Hoon Park ; Seon, Cheol Park ; Sang, Yun Shin ; Wou, Young Chung ; Min, Kwang Byun ; Ji, Ae Moon ; Young, Sam Kim ; Se, Kyu Kim ; Chang, Joon ; Sung, Kyu Kim ; Moo, Suk Park. / A case of pneumothorax caused by cystic lung metastasis of angiosarcoma. In: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases. 2008 ; Vol. 64, No. 5. pp. 374-378.
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