Hemangioendothelioma

Common Name(s)

Hemangioendothelioma

The term hemangioendothelioma describes several types of vascular neosplasms and includes both non-cancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) growths. The term has also been applied to those that show "borderline" behavior, intermediate between entirely benign hemangiomas and highly malignant angiosarcomas. Hemangioendotheliomas are caused by abnormal growth of blood vessel cells, although the exact underlying cause for the abnormal growth is unknown. They can also develop in an organ, such as the liver or lung. They usually grow slowly and can sometimes spread to other tissues in the body (metastasize). Examples of types of hemangioendotheliomas include spindle cell hemangioma; papillary intralymphatic (Dabska tumor); retiform; kaposiform; epithelioid; pseudomyogenic (epithelioid sarcoma-like hemangioendothelioma); and composite. Treatment depends on the type of hemangioendothelioma present but typically includes surgical excision (removal).
 

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The terms "Hemangioendothelioma" returned 181 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of right innominate vein mimics a teratoma: A case report.
 

Author(s): Qi Wan, Jiaxuan Zhou, Yudong Yu, Qingyu Sun, Yingying Bao, Qiang Lei, Qiao Zou, Yingshi Deng, Xinchun Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar;96(9):e6142.

 

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare neoplasm commonly known to arise from the soft tissue, lung, and liver. EHE arising from right innominate vein (RIV) has scarcely been reported in English literature.

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2017

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Clinicopathological Features and Prognosis of Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma After Liver Resection and Transplantation.
 

Author(s): Dong-Hwan Jung, Shin Hwang, Seung-Mo Hong, Ki-Hun Kim, Young-Joo Lee, Chul-Soo Ahn, Deok-Bog Moon, Tae-Yong Ha, Gi-Won Song, Gil-Chun Park, Eunsil Yu, Sung-Gyu Lee

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BACKGROUND Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare vascular tumor. We present a single-center study on hepatic EHE cases treated by hepatic resection (HR) or liver transplantation (LT). MATERIAL AND METHODS Six HR patients with hepatic EHE were identified during 5 years from ...

Last Updated: 29 Dec 2016

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Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma: Dilemma and challenges in the preoperative diagnosis.
 

Author(s): Hai-Jie Hu, Yan-Wen Jin, Qiu-Yang Jing, Anuj Shrestha, Nan-Sheng Cheng, Fu-Yu Li

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2016 Nov;22(41):9247-9250.

 

Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEHE) is a rare category of vascular tumor with uncertain malignant potential. It commonly presents nonspecific and variable clinical manifestations, ranging from asymptomatic to hepatic failure. In addition, laboratory measurements and imaging ...

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2016

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The terms "Hemangioendothelioma" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recurrence of Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma during Pregnancy: Case Report and Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Michael Mcculloch, Michael Russin, Arian Nachat

Journal: Perm J. 2016 ;20(3):84-9.

 

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a family of blood vessel tumors originating in blood vessels, bone, brain, kidney, liver, and lung. EHE is more common in women, and chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery have brought few successes.

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2016

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A case report of retiform hemangioendothelioma as pleural nodules with literature review.
 

Author(s): Qingqing Liu, Ruoyun Ouyang, Ping Chen, Rui Zhou

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Retiform hemangioendothelioma (RH) is a rare low-grade variant of angiosarcoma mostly reported on dermis or subcutaneously. A 30-year-old woman suffering from dry cough, dyspnea and pleural effusion has been described. Distinctive symptoms and lesions on high resolution computed tomography ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Retiform hemangioendothelioma over forehead: A rare tumor treated with chemoradiation and a review of literature.
 

Author(s): Anup Sunil Tamhankar, Abhishek Vaidya, Prathamesh Pai

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;11(3):657.

 

Retiform hemangioendothelioma (RH) is low grade tumor of skin and subcutaneous tissue. It needs to be differentiated from angiosarcoma as RH has excellent prognosis. It is usually seen in young adults on extremities. Sometimes it may mimic benign conditions and can delay treatment. ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2015

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A Study to Compare Vincristine to Sirolimus for Treatment of High Risk Vascular Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma (KHE); Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome; Tufted Angioma

 

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2016

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Evaluation of Lipiodol® Ultra Fluid in Association With Surgical Glues During Vascular Embolization.
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Hemangioma; Hemangioendothelioma; Angiosarcoma; Arteriovenous Malformation

 

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2017

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Identification of Biomarkers for Patients With Vascular Anomalies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vascular Anomaly; Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly; Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma; Kaposiform Lymphangiomatosis; Gorham-Stout Disease

 

Last Updated: 26 Apr 2017

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