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Disorders of the Mediastinum: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Disorders of the Mediastinum |

Angiosarcoma After Treatment of Primary Mediastinal Yolk Sac Tumor

Huy Do, MD; Janine Vintch, MD; Yvonne Carter, MD; James Yeh, MD; Justin Darrah, MD
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Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):547A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.635
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Disorders of the Mediastinum

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Germ cell tumors are often composed of several different cell types. Rarely, these tumors can include sarcomatous components, such as rhabdomyosarcoma or angiosarcoma, which may be realized after failure of chemotherapy to reduce tumor size. Currently, given the poor response rate of systemic therapy for angiosarcoma, surgical resection is considered the most effective therapy. Monitoring response to therapy with tumor markers and imaging is important, as it may identify chemo-refractory malignancies.

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