Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Gülden Cancan, Serkan Teksöz, Süleyman Demiryas, Murat Özcan, Yusuf Bükey

Department of General Surgery, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey


Adrenal angiosarcoma is an uncommon neoplasm that derives from the vascular endothelium; due to its biological behavior, it should be distinguished from other adrenal tumors. We herein report a case of a 57-year-old woman with diagnosis of an adrenal tumor that was suspected to be malignant. The specimen was histopathologically proved to be an angiosarcoma. The patient was suffering from right upper quadrant pain; after laboratory and radiological workup, a non-functioning right adrenal mass, 14 cm in size, was recognized. A right subcostal incision was made, and adrenalectomy was performed successfully with tumor-free surgical margins. Two months after the operation, a positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan was ordered for follow-up. No tumor tissue or any other metastatic foci remained. The patient had been referred to our medical oncology department and underwent retroperitoneal radiotherapy. However, unfortunately, the patient died due to cardiac insufficiency during the follow-up period.

Keywords: Adrenal angiosarcoma, adrenal gland, malignant vascular tumors, adrenal incidentaloma

Cite this paper as: Cancan G, Teksöz S, Demiryas S, Özcan M, Bükey Y. Adrenal angiosarcoma. Turk J Surg 2018; 34: 146-148.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - G.C.; Design - S.T.; Supervision - Y.B.; Resource - S.D.; Materials -M.Ö.; Data Collection and/or Processing - G.C.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - S.T.; Literature Search - S.D.; Writing Manuscript - S.T.; Critical Reviews - Y.B., M.Ö.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.