Oncol Case Rep J | Volume 4, Issue 3 | Case Report | Open Access

Pulmonary Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma: An Unusual Case Treated with Radiotherapy

Steven H Smith1, Brittany Bromfield1 and Dingle Spence1,2*

1Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute, Jamaica
2Hope Institute Hospital, Jamaica

*Correspondance to: Dingle Spence 

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Abstract

Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare vascular neoplasm. Initially described as an intravascular bronchioalveolar tumor by Dail et al., it is derived from vascular endothelial and preendothelial cells [1]. It is classified as a malignant neoplasm, with slow growth and an indolent course [2]. It may present at different sites, however, in the lung, the tumor is usually bilateral, usually affects young people, and is more commonly seen in women [3]. In this case report we describe the case of an elderly woman with pulmonary EHE treated with surgical resection and radiotherapy. We review the relevant literature and explore the therapeutic potential of radiotherapy to prevent local disease recurrence. Written informed consent for the case to be published, inclusive of figures, case presentation and data, was obtained from the patient.

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Citation:

Smith SH, Bromfield B, Spence D. Pulmonary Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma: An Unusual Case Treated with Radiotherapy. Oncol Case Report J. 2021;4(3):1042..

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