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Congenital Angiosarcoma With Transient Response to Paclitaxel

Good, Amy B. MD*; Nascimento, Antonio MD; Welker, Kirk M. MD; Arndt, Carola A. S. MD*

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: June 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 6 - pp 451-453
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e31816916d1
Clinical and Laboratory Observations

Angiosarcoma is a rare diagnosis with a poor prognosis. We report the first known case of congenital angiosarcoma. We also report a transient response with paclitaxel, an agent that may have a role in unresectable angiosarcoma.

Departments of *Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pathology

Radiology, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN

Reprints: Amy B. Good, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology, Texas Children's Hospital, 6621 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030-2303 (e-mail: good@bcm.edu).

Received for publication August 7, 2007; accepted January 10, 2008

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.