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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 9:91

First Online: 29 April 2015Received: 26 October 2014Accepted: 04 March 2015DOI: 10.1186-s13256-015-0565-0

Cite this article as: Ciliberti, M.P., Caponio, R., Pascali, A. et al. J Med Case Reports 2015 9: 91. doi:10.1186-s13256-015-0565-0

Abstract

IntroductionEpithelioid hemangioendothelioma EHE is a rare endothelial tumor with an intermediate grade of malignancy. Few cases of primary vascular hemangioendothelioma have been described in the literature. Surgery is the treatment of choice, but radiation therapy and chemotherapy should also be considered in particular cases.

Case presentationWe present the case of a 44-year-old Caucasian woman affected by EHE of the cephalic vein, treated by complete surgical removal of the mass and postoperative local radiation therapy. At 5-year follow-up, our patient is alive, with no signs of local or distant relapse and with no late radiation-related effects.

ConclusionsPostoperative radiotherapy may play a role in cases in which tumor margins are close or cannot be assessed or when high-risk features are present.

KeywordsEpithelioid hemangioendothelioma Vascular Intravascular Radiotherapy Cephalic vein Review AbbreviationsCTcomputed tomography

EHEepithelioid hemangioendothelioma

FDG18-F-fluorodeoxyglucose

FISHfluorescent in situ hybridization

HEhemangioendothelioma

IFNinterferon

MRImagnetic resonance imaging

PET-CTpositron emission tomography-computed tomography

RTradiation therapy

USultrasonography

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Author: Maria Paola Ciliberti - Raffaella Caponio - Antonio Pascali - Gabriele Matichecchia - Marco Lioce

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