Edith Tenorio-Flores1, Maria-del-Carmen Garcia-Blanco1, Jesús Cienfuegos-Meza2,

Leslie-Marisol González-Hermosillo3, Ernesto Roldan-Valadez4,5

Primary breast angiosarcoma is an extremely rare tumour type (0.05% of primary breast cancers with an incidence of 4.5 cases per million in the USA), so diagnosis can be difficult. They arise within the breast parenchyma and generally present as a breast mass. This report presents the case of a 45-year-old woman who attended the imaging department to participate in the screening program of early detection of breast cancer. A core needle biopsy revealed an angiosarcoma.

This case points to the subtle imaging findings in a lesion smaller than one centimeter (mammogram and ultrasound) that led the radiologist to perform a biopsy to find malignant breast cancer in a patient with no history of any known risk factors.


1 - Department of Radiology, Hospital Angeles Acoxpa. Mexico City, Mexico.

2 - Department of Anatomic Pathology, Hospital Angeles Clínica Londes, Mexico City, Mexico.

3 - Escuela de Medicina, Universidad de Guadalajara and Clinical practices in Hospital General Regional No46. Jalisco State, Mexico.

4 - Hospital General de Mexico "Dr Eduardo Liceaga". Mexico City, Mexico.

5 - I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Department of Radiology. Moscow, Russia.

Keywords: angiosarcoma of the breast, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, ultrasonography, metastasis.


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For citation: Edith Tenorio-Flores, Maria-del-Carmen Garcia-Blanco, Jesús Cienfuegos-Meza,

Leslie-Marisol González-Hermosillo, Ernesto Roldan-Valadez. Asymptomatic primary breast angiosarcoma in 45-years-old woman. REJR 2021; 11(3):185-190. DOI: 10.21569/2222-7415-2021-11-3-185-190.

Received:        02.07.21          Accepted: 09.09.21