Malignant pleural effusion due to angiosarcoma: A rare entity.
JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Angiosarcoma is a rare and aggressive vascular malignancy that typically originates in the skin or soft tissue of the body. It is known to have a propensity for metastasis to the lung parenchyma in the form of pulmonary nodules and cavitary lesions; however, a less commonly described entity is in the form of a malignant pleural effusion. Management of a malignant pleural effusion due to angiosarcoma presents a unique challenge. This article describes the challenges faced during one patient's diagnostic and treatment course, and the anticipated future complications of his aggressive disease.
Meerschaert AN, DeCoste RJ 3rd. Malignant pleural effusion due to angiosarcoma: a rare entity. JAAPA. 2023 Dec 1;36(12):1-4. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000977676.98481.5e. PMID: 37989195.