Hemangioendothelioma

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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 162 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Synchronous Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma and Hepatocellular Carcinoma: First Case Report in the Literature and Challenges.
 

Author(s): Panagiotis G Athanasopoulos, Christopher Hadjittofi, Tu Vinh Luong, James O'Beirne, Dinesh Sharma

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Aug;94(34):e1377.

 

We would like to report the first case in English literature, to the best of our knowledge, of a synchronous hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEHE) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), as well as to address the current trends and challenges in the management of HEHE.An otherwise ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2015

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Spectrum of appearances on CT and MRI of hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma.
 

Author(s): Lisha Zhou, Min-Yi Cui, Juxin Xiong, Zhi Dong, Yanji Luo, Hui Xiao, Ling Xu, Kun Huang, Zi-Ping Li, Shi-Ting Feng

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This study aims to analyze the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) characteristics of hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEHE).

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

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Selective internal radiotherapy for hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma.
 

Author(s): Erdal Birol Bostancı, Kerem Karaman, Nesrin Turhan, Tahsin Dalgıç, İlter Özer, Ciğdem Soydal, Özlem Küçük, Rıza Sarper Ökten

Journal: Turk J Gastroenterol. 2014 Dec;25 Suppl 1():252-3.

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2015

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The terms "Hemangioendothelioma" returned 16 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pazopanib for metastatic pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma-a suitable treatment option: case report and review of anti-angiogenic treatment options.
 

Author(s): Valeriya Semenisty, Inna Naroditsky, Zohar Keidar, Gil Bar-Sela

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Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular tumor of borderline or low-grade malignancy. The lungs and liver are the two common primary organs affected. Metastatic disease was reported in more than 100 cases in the literature. However, no firm conclusions can be determined ...

Last Updated: 20 May 2015

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A rare case of intravascular epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the cephalic vein treated with surgery and postoperative radiation therapy: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Maria Paola Ciliberti, Raffaella Caponio, Antonio Pascali, Gabriele Matichecchia, Marco Lioce

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Epithelioid 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 ...

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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Composite hemangioendothelioma arising from the kidney: case report with review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Jin Zhang, Bo Wu, Gui-Qian Zhou, Ru-Song Zhang, Xue Wei, Bo Yu, Zhen-Feng Lu, Heng-Hui Ma, Qun-Li Shi, Xiao-Jun Zhou

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Reported herein is a medical curiosities vascular tumor primary arising from the kidney and exhibiting unique histopathological features. A 32-year-old woman underwent a total nephrectomy of right kidney because of a mass localized in the inferior pole. Distinct from other vascular ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2013

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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: 29 May 2015

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Gemcitabine Hydrochloride With or Without Pazopanib Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Refractory Soft Tissue Sarcoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma; Adult Angiosarcoma; Adult Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor; Adult Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma; Adult Epithelioid Sarcoma; Adult Extraskeletal Myxoid Chondrosarcoma; Adult Extraskeletal Osteosarcoma; Adult Fibrosarcoma; Adult Leiomyosarcoma; Adult Liposarcoma; Adult Malignant Mesenchymoma; Adult Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor; Adult Rhabdomyosarcoma; Adult Synovial Sarcoma; Adult Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma; Malignant Adult Hemangiopericytoma; Recurrent Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Stage III Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Stage IV Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma

 

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2015

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Safety and Efficacy 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: 9 Dec 2015

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