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CY wrote the manuscript, Cheng-cheng carried out the pathological examination, Chun-nan Yeh helped wrote the manuscript, Huang-yang helped wrote the manuscript, Jui- Teng participated in data collection, Chan-Siu carried out the image reading, Chih-Lang helped data collection, Cho-li participated in pathological examiantion, Wen-yen participated in data collection, Kun-Chun finalized the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Liver angiosarcoma is a rare disease, however it still ranks as the third of most common primary liver maligancies. The prognosis of liver angiosarcoma is very poor with almost all patients with this kind of disease die within 2 years after diagnosis. No specific symptoms and signs are closely associated with this disease. Here, we report a case presenting shock status at first due to rupture of liver angiosarcoma- induced internal bleeding. After emergent transarterial embolization (TAE), she received partial hepatectomy two weeks later. 4 months after operation, she is still with a good performance status without obvious recurrence or metastasis identified.
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