Successful Treatment of Primary Pulmonary Angiosarcoma

Keisuke Kojima, Isamu Okamoto, Sunao Ushijima, Takeshi Yoshinaga, Mitsuhiko Kitaoka, Moritaka Suga, Yutaka Sasaki

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Abstract

Angiosarcoma in the lung is an uncommon disorder and is usually attributable to metastasis from a primary site. Primary pulmonary angiosarcoma is extremely rare, and the prognosis of affected individuals is dismal, with most patients dying within months of presentation. Indeed, there have been no reported instances of successful treatment of this condition. We now report the case of a patient with primary pulmonary angiosarcoma who responded to a combination of radiotherapy and immunotherapy with recombinant interleukin-2. The patient remains well without signs of recurrence 1 year after initial presentation. This combination therapy may be a promising strategy to prolong the survival of patients with primary pulmonary angiosarcoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2397-2400
Number of pages4
JournalChest
Volume124
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Kojima, K., Okamoto, I., Ushijima, S., Yoshinaga, T., Kitaoka, M., Suga, M., & Sasaki, Y. (2003). Successful Treatment of Primary Pulmonary Angiosarcoma. Chest, 124(6), 2397-2400. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.124.6.2397