Hepatic angiosarcoma is an extremely rare diagnosis in children, with fewer than 50 pediatric cases reported in the literature worldwide. This aggressive vascular sarcoma carries a very dismal prognosis and is known to be resistant to radiation, chemotherapy, and other vascular-targeted agents. Complete surgical resection is felt to provide the best chance for long-term survival. In patients with tumors not amenable to resection, a liver transplant can be considered. However, very few such transplants have been reported, given that they remain controversial due to high cancer recurrence and mortality post-transplant. Herein, we report the unique case of a 2-year-old child with localized hepatic angiosarcoma not amendable to resection who successfully underwent a liver transplant and received chemotherapy with six cycles of doxorubicin, docetaxel, and ifosfamide.
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- hepatic angiosarcoma
- liver transplantation