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Cesk Patol. 2009 Jul;45(3):69-71.

Angiosarcoma of the parotid gland.

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Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University and Faculty Hospital Brno, Czech Republic.


Angiosarcomas of the major salivary glands are rare tumours. The authors describe a case of the tumour located in the right parotid gland of a 77-year-old woman. Histological examination revealed a poorly differentiated tumour made up of epithelioid and spindle cells. These two types of cells intermingled. In some parts, primitive mutually anastomosing irregularly shaped vascular spaces with atypical endothelial cells were found. The tumour cells were positive for CD31, CD34, EMA and FVIII (focally). Due to the relatively short follow-up period the prognosis of the disease is difficult to estimate.

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