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glossary:hemangiosarcoma

(1) A type of cancer that begins in the cells that line blood vessels. It is a blood-fed sarcoma; that is, blood vessels grow directly into the tumor and it is typically filled with blood.

(2) A rare malignant neoplasm characterized by rapidly proliferating, extensively infiltrating, anaplastic cells derived from blood vessels and lining irregular blood-filled or lumpy spaces.

Also known as malignant hemangiothelioma or angiosarcoma, is a malignant neoplasm that arises from vascular endothelial cells.

ICD-9 155 “155 is a non-specific code that cannot be used to specify a diagnosis” “155.0 is a specific code that can be used to specify a diagnosis” “155.0 contains 28 index entries”

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angiosarcoma

lymphangiosarcoma

glossary/hemangiosarcoma.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)