Radiation-induced angiosarcoma of the brain
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Primary angiosarcoma of the central nervous systemis unusual.We encountered a case of radiation-induced angiosarcoma of the brain. A 65-year-old male was referred to our hospital with drowsiness for the last 6 months. He had undergone radiation therapy for pituitary adenoma 43 years ago. An MRI revealed a right temporal lobe tumour that consisted of a well-demarcated haemorrhagic lesion and an avid contrast enhancement, with significant vasogenic oedema.

Surgical resection was performed and a post-operative pathological diagnosis of an angiosarcoma was made. A Thorotrast-associated angiosarcoma has been, hitherto, the only reported case of radiation-induced angiosarcoma of the brain. We present an extremely rare case of primary angiosarcoma of the brain, occurring after external beam radiotherapy.

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