A rare case of primary cutaneous epithelioid haemangioendothelioma and review

A rare case of primary cutaneous epithelioid haemangioendothelioma and review Eur J Plast Surg (2011) 34:205–206 DOI 10.1007/s00238-010-0451-3 CASE REPORT A rare case of primary cutaneous epithelioid haemangioendothelioma and review Daemon Dewing & Jeremy F. Birch Received: 25 March 2010 /Accepted: 4 May 2010 /Published online: 22 May 2010 Springer-Verlag 2010 Case report spectrum between well-differentiated benign haemangioma (AHE) and the more aggressive epithelioid angiosarcoma A 73-year-old lady presented with a 6-month history of a (EAS) explaining its unpredictable malignant potential and violet dome-shaped rubbery, papular tender lesion on the clinical course [2].This rare tumour may affect liver, spleen, calcaneum (Fig. 1). MRI showed no deep extension, and lung, pleura soft tissues, lymph nodes, and bone. Cutaneous the lesion was excised and reconstructed with a full- manifestations are rare, with only 30 cases documented. thickness skin graft. Fibrous histiocytoma was diagnosed, Primary cutaneous lesions are rarer still [3]. The presence and 4 months later was observed to have recurred. This was of a cutaneous lesion should alert one to the possibility of re-excised and defect was with a further full-thickness skin underlying bone malignancy or systemic disease of which graft, and a new diagnosis of epithelial haemangioendothe- the cutaneous manifestation is much more likely to be a lioma (EHE) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

A rare case of primary cutaneous epithelioid haemangioendothelioma and review

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