hemangiosarcoma

hemangiosarcoma
A rare malignant neoplasm characterized by rapidly proliferating, extensively infiltrating, anaplastic cells derived from blood vessel s and lining irregular blood-filled or lumpy spaces.

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he·man·gio·sar·co·ma or chiefly Brit hae·man·gio·sar·co·ma -jē-ō-sär-'kō-mə n, pl -mas also -ma·ta -mət-ə a malignant hemangioma

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he·man·gio·sar·co·ma (he-man″je-o-sahr-koґmə) [hemangio- + sarcoma] a rare malignant tumor of vascular origin, formed by proliferation of endothelial tissue lining irregular vascular channels; it usually occurs in the skin, soft tissues, breast, or liver. Called also angiosarcoma and malignant hemangioendothelioma. See also lymphangiosarcoma.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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