Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 124, Issue 1, pp 279–282 | Cite as

Angiosarcoma following MammoSite® partial breast irradiation

  • Samuel Andrews
  • Rebecca Wilcoxon
  • Jo Benda
  • Geraldine Jacobson
Brief Report


Angiosarcoma is a rare tumor of endothelial origin which commonly arises in small blood or lymphatic vessels. Its development in the treated breast following adjuvant external beam radiation is also rare. To our knowledge, there are no reported cases in the literature or MammoSite® registry which describe the occurrence of angiosarcoma in the treated breast following MammoSite® brachytherapy. This is a case report of a 74 year old female who developed angiosarcoma 4 years after receiving MammoSite® balloon brachytherapy following surgical resection of a T1mic N0 M0 infiltrating ductal carcinoma.


Angiosarcoma Mammosite® Partial breast irradiation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Andrews
    • 1
  • Rebecca Wilcoxon
    • 2
  • Jo Benda
    • 2
  • Geraldine Jacobson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA

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