Annals of Thoracic Medicine
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


Omer H Jamy, Bryan Huber, Smith Giri 
 Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health and Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA

Correspondence Address:
Omer H Jamy
54, North Arcadian Circle, Apt. No. 202, Memphis, TN 38103
USA

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. ItSQs 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.


How to cite this article:
Jamy OH, Huber B, Giri S. Pleural epitheliod hemangioendothelioma: What started as a liver fluke and ended up being almost mistaken for malignant mesothelioma .Ann Thorac Med 2015;10:289-291


How to cite this URL:
Jamy OH, Huber B, Giri S. Pleural epitheliod hemangioendothelioma: What started as a liver fluke and ended up being almost mistaken for malignant mesothelioma . Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];10:289-291
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