Primary pleural epithelioid hemangioendothelioma

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Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare neoplasm of vascular endothelial origin. It can develop in any tissue, but it occurs primarily in the soft tissue, liver, and rarely in the lung. Pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma can present in the thorax in various manifestations. In the typical pulmonary forms, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma presents as either a solitary nodule, or more often as multiple, small nodules. Pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma involving the pleural space occurs in patients with disseminated disease [1, 2]. We present a case of primary pleural epithelioid hemangioendothelioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-302
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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