Case Report: Angiosarcoma in the Upper Extremity Related to a Nonfunctioning Arteriovenous Fistula

Andrea L. Gale, Rex A.W. Marco, Shari R. Liberman, Dmitry Zavlin, Anthony Echo

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Abstract

Background: Angiosarcoma is a rare but aggressive malignancy with a high predilection for the head and neck. There have been few case reports of the development of angiosarcoma in a nonfunctional arteriovenous fistula in a hemodialysis patient. Methods: After institutional review board approval, a retrospective chart analysis is conducted to present the case of a patient who received plastic surgical treatment at our hospital. Results: We present the case of a 44-year-old male who presented with ischemic changes and paresthesias of the upper extremity associated with the development of angiosarcoma in an arteriovenous fistula. Conclusions: Angiosarcoma remains a rare but important diagnosis to include in the differential diagnosis for upper extremity pain and paresthesias in chronic renal failure and nonfunctioning arteriovenous fistula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)NP132-NP135
JournalHand
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

Keywords

  • angiosarcoma
  • arteriovenous fistula
  • chronic renal failure
  • ischemia
  • radial artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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