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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 289-291

Pleural epitheliod hemangioendothelioma: What started as a liver fluke and ended up being almost mistaken for malignant mesothelioma


Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health and Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA

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Omer H Jamy
54, North Arcadian Circle, Apt. No. 202, Memphis, TN 38103
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.164297

PMID: 26664569

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Epitheliod hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare tumor of vascular origin. The pleural variant has only been reported around 20 times in English literature. It commonly occurs in older men and carries a poor prognosis with average survival lasting from a few weeks to months. Pleural EHE (PEHE) can be a diagnostic challenge due to its rarity as well as similarities to other pleural and vascular tumors. There is currently no standard treatment for EHE. Due to the rarity of this disease, reaching a final diagnosis is challenging. It's clinical, radiological, and pathological resemblance to malignant mesothelioma can cause a delay in diagnosis. Special stains such as CD31, CD34, and factor VIII related antigen can help differentiate between the two. Ordering appropriate stains in a timely manner can help avoid misdiagnosing PEHE.


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