Angiosarcoma of the Spleen with Spontaneous Rupture

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HKY Tam, CC Chan, PPY Lui, PSF Lee

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:e1-4

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1312086

Primary splenic angiosarcoma is an extremely rare solid tumour. Splenic angiosarcoma is a highly aggressive malignancy associated with early metastases and poor prognosis. Most patients present with abdominal pain or a palpable abdominal mass. Spontaneous splenic rupture with fatal haemorrhage is a fairly common presentation and is reported in the literature in up to 30% of patients. This report is of a patient with spontaneous splenic rupture due to splenic angiosarcoma.