DEATH DUE TO CARDIAC ANGIOSARCOMA: AUTOPSY CASE REPORT

  • F. Eren TOKAT GAZIOSMANPASA UNIVERSITY, TOKAT, TURKEY
  • N. T. Inanır TOKAT GAZIOSMANPASA UNIVERSITY, TOKAT, TURKEY
  • M. S. Gurses TOKAT GAZIOSMANPASA UNIVERSITY, TOKAT, TURKEY
  • B. Eren TOKAT GAZIOSMANPASA UNIVERSITY, TOKAT, TURKEY
  • U. N. Gundogmus TOKAT GAZIOSMANPASA UNIVERSITY, TOKAT, TURKEY
  • B. Ioan TOKAT GAZIOSMANPASA UNIVERSITY, TOKAT, TURKEY
Keywords: Angiosarcomas, heart, metastatic tumors, autopsy

Abstract

Background. Primary tumors of the heart are rarely detected at autopsy, especially angiosarcomas which are primary malignant one.

Objective. We presented autopsy case of cardic angiosarcoma with morphologic findings.

Methods. We described adult man died in emergency service of the hospital.

Results. Reported case was 33 year-old-man who was died in emergency service of hospital where he was taken when he was ill after leaving home. According the prosecution documents, and the expressions of family, it was reported that he had a heart disease; his symptoms repeated 3 day ago before he died, he thought to attend the Cardiology Clinic due to his symptoms. At autopsy on macroscopic internal examination, mass with rough surface in the right atrium, hematoma at the posterior of the right atrium, blood in the pericardia, nodular lesions in hemorrhagic appearance in the sections of lung, liver and spleen were detected. In histopathologic examination; in the heart angiosarcioma as primary malign heart tumor and metastatic masses in the liver, spleen and lung were detected.

Conclusions. We aimed to discuss cardiac angiosarcoma case with autopsy and histopathologic findings in the aspect of medico legal literature.

Author Biographies

F. Eren, TOKAT GAZIOSMANPASA UNIVERSITY, TOKAT, TURKEY

MD,Pathologist Specialist, Council of Forensic Medicine of Turkey, Bursa Morgue Department, Bursa, Turkey.

ORCID 0000-0003-1542-8694

N. T. Inanır, TOKAT GAZIOSMANPASA UNIVERSITY, TOKAT, TURKEY

MD, Forensic Medicine Specialist, Professor, Uludağ University, Medical Faculty, Forensic Medicine Department, Bursa, Turkey.

ORCID 0000-0002-4047-6455

M. S. Gurses, TOKAT GAZIOSMANPASA UNIVERSITY, TOKAT, TURKEY

MD, Forensic Medicine Specialist, Council of Forensic Medicine of Turkey, Bursa Morgue Department, Bursa, Turkey.

ORCID 0000-0002-9982-0476

B. Eren, TOKAT GAZIOSMANPASA UNIVERSITY, TOKAT, TURKEY

MD, Forensic Medicine Specialist, Council of Forensic Medicine of Turkey, Bursa Morgue Department, Bursa, Turkey.

ORCID 0000-0002-9982-0476

U. N. Gundogmus, TOKAT GAZIOSMANPASA UNIVERSITY, TOKAT, TURKEY

MD, İstanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Forensic Medicine Institute, Forensic Medicine Department, İstanbul, Turkey.

ORCID 0000-0001-7981-4725

B. Ioan, TOKAT GAZIOSMANPASA UNIVERSITY, TOKAT, TURKEY

MD, Forensic Pathologist, Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Grigore T.Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Iasi, Romania.

ORCID 0000-0002-0005-9139

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Published
2019-07-11
How to Cite
Eren, F., Inanır, N. T., Gurses, M. S., Eren, B., Gundogmus, U. N., & Ioan, B. (2019). DEATH DUE TO CARDIAC ANGIOSARCOMA: AUTOPSY CASE REPORT. International Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 5(1), 17-20. https://doi.org/10.11603/ijmmr.2413-6077.2019.1.10155