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.
- arteriovenous fistula
- chronic renal failure
- radial artery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine