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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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. (C) 2015 Editions francaises de radiologie. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.