Primary angiosarcoma of the breast: Diagnosis with computer-assisted MRI-guided radio-guided occult lesion localization (ROLL) technique

Kilic F., Kandemirli S. G. , Er M. E. , Cingoz M., Velidedeoglu M., Ozturk T. , ...More

Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, vol.96, no.11, pp.1203-1206, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.diii.2015.05.011
  • Title of Journal : Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
  • Page Numbers: pp.1203-1206


© 2015 Éditions françaises de radiologie.Primary angiosarcoma of the breast is a rare type of breast cancer that represents approximately 0.04% of all primary breast tumors. We report herein a case of primary breast angiosarcoma that was only visible on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination. The patient presented with a palpable right breast lump that was not visible either on ultrasonography and mammography. MRI showed a lesion of the right breast that presented washout kinetics. MRI-guided biopsy allowed histopathological examination of the tumor that was further confirmed as primary angiosarcoma. Subsequently, MRI guided ROLL (radio-guided occult lesion localization) technique was used for localizing the lesion prior to surgery.