A Case of Aggressive Recurrent Intracranial Subdural Hematoma Associated with Angiosarcoma Originating from the Skull

Tokunori Kanazawa, Tomoru Miwa, Takenori Akiyama, Kentaro Ohara, Kenzo Kosugi, Masaaki Nishimoto, Kazunari Yoshida

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Background: Angiosarcoma often arises as a cutaneous disease in the scalp and the face; however, subdural hematoma (SDH) associated with angiosarcoma is extremely rare. Case Description: A 72-year-old woman visited our hospital with gait disorder and progressive consciousness disturbance approximately 3 months after a minor head injury. Initially, on reviewing the results of imaging studies, she was diagnosed with traumatic chronic SDH. Despite repeated operations thereafter, including the embolization of the middle meningeal artery, her general condition progressively worsened, and computed tomography of head repeatedly showed the recurrence of SDH. Based on histopathologic and intraoperative findings, she was finally diagnosed with angiosarcoma originating from the skull. She died shortly thereafter because of aggressive recurrent intracranial SDH caused by leptomeningeal dissemination. Conclusions: In addition to cancers metastatic to the skull or dura mater, angiosarcoma should be included in the differential diagnosis for patients with repeated SDH and bone defect. An effective treatment for angiosarcoma with SDH that shows an unfavorable prognosis has not been established; however, an early diagnosis might be useful for a novel treatment.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)120-123
ページ数4
ジャーナルWorld neurosurgery
126
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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