Epithelioid angiosarcoma of the talus.

Journal: The Journal Of Foot And Ankle Surgery : Official Publication Of The American College Of Foot And Ankle Surgeons

Sarcoma is a rare cancer that can be found anywhere in the body. Approximately 1% of all adult cancers are sarcoma, and angiosarcomas account for approximately 1% to 2% of all sarcomas. Although rare, when clinical and radiographic changes suggestive of neoplasm are seen in the lower extremities, and if metastasis is suspected, angiosarcoma should be among the differential diagnosis. In this report, we describe the case of an elderly woman who presented with epithelioid angiosarcoma of the talus. Although the patient became aware of the sarcoma only after pain developed after minor trauma to her foot, evaluation of the injury revealed the presence of metastatic disease, and the patient succumbed to the cancer shortly after the diagnosis was made.

Mark Mendeszoon, Ewald Mendeszoon, Scott Rasmussen, Jennifer Bell, Samantha Harris

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