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Vol. 32, No. 4, 2009
Issue release date: April 2009
Onkologie 2009;32:203–205
Clinical Case · Kasuistik

Primary Renal Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma

Karasavvidou F.a · Barbanis S.a · Gravas S.b · Ioannou M.a · Oeconomou A.b · Pappa D.a · Melekos M.D.b · Koukoulis G.a
a Department of Pathology, b Urology Clinic, University Hospital, Larissa, Greece


Background: Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EH) is a rare vascular neoplasm with an unpredictable malignant potential that has been described mainly in soft tissue, liver, and lung. Case Report: We report a case of a primary renal EH in a 54-year-old woman who presented with a 3-month history of abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasound and computed tomography scan revealed a solitary mass of 4.0 ×3.2 cm in the outer surface of the right kidney. Nephron-sparing surgery was performed. On the basis of the histological and immunohistochemical findings, the diagnosis of EH was made. The patient was free of disease 6 months after surgery. Conclusions: Although EH may have a histologically benign appearance and can be treated using a nephron-sparing approach, this neoplasm is potentially malignant urging the need for a long-term follow-up in these patients.

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Foteini Karasavvidou, MD, Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Larissa, 411 10 Larissa, Greece, Tel. +30 24106-81794, Fax -70113,

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Published online: March 19, 2009
Number of Print Pages : 3

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Onkologie (International Journal for Cancer Research and Treatment)

Vol. 32, No. 4, Year 2009 (Cover Date: April 2009)

Journal Editor: Schmoll H.-J. (Halle)
ISSN: 0378-584X (Print), eISSN: 1423-0240 (Online)

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