[Angiosarcoma arising from an arterio-venous fistula in a renal transplant recipient. An unusual complication].

Abstract

An angiosarcoma arising at the site of an arteriovenous fistula in a renal transplant recipient is reported. Only two similar cases have yet been described. This report is documented with an immunohistochemical study and etiopathogenesis is discussed. Immunosuppressive therapy and the arterio-venous fistula might both be involved in the occurrence of this neoplasm. We focus attention on this uncommon complication which should always be entertained when a renal transplant recipient complains about a painful arterio-venous fistula.

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@article{Medioni1996AngiosarcomaAF, title={[Angiosarcoma arising from an arterio-venous fistula in a renal transplant recipient. An unusual complication].}, author={L D Medioni and Val{\'e}rie Costes and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Leray and Michel Chammas and Luis Durand and Pierre Baldet}, journal={Annales de pathologie}, year={1996}, volume={16 3}, pages={200-2} }