Prostate angiosarcoma: Is there any association with previous radiation therapy?

Waseem Khaliq, Christian F. Meyer, Ikechukwu Uzoaru, Richard M. Wolf, Emmanuel S. Antonarakis

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Abstract

For the current review a literature search was carried out using Pubmed, EmBase, and Cochrane databases. All cases of prostate angioscaroma reported to date and observational studies evaluating the radiation associated cancer occurrence were reviewed. Despite the rarity, prostate angiosarcomas display remarkable clinical and pathological heterogeneity, and a treatment challenge. We found the association of prostate angiosarcoma with radiation therapy to be weak based upon the results from observational studies and case reports. Although radiation exposure has been suggested etiology of prostate angiosarcomas, assumption of such association is not supported by the current literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E819-E825
JournalBJU International
Volume110
Issue number11 C
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Adjuvant chemotherapy
  • Multidisciplinary management
  • Prostate angiosarcoma
  • Radiation therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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