Metastatic angiosarcoma with thrombocytopenia and intratumoral indium-111-platelet deposition.


Journal Article

A 66-yr-old woman with cutaneous angiosarcoma of the face presented with thrombocytopenia and metastases to the skeleton. Scintigraphic imaging with 111In-oxine-labeled autologous platelets demonstrated localization of radiolabeled platelets at sites of metastatic tumor. This imaging study suggests intratumoral destruction of platelets by the metastases of the malignant vascular tumor as the cause of the patient's thrombocytopenia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Arcomano, MA; Shulkin, BL; Petry, NA; Wahl, RL

Published Date

  • December 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 2278 - 2280

PubMed ID

  • 1744715

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1744715

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1535-5667

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-5505


  • eng