An unusual presentation of malignant hepatic epithelioid haemangioendothelioma with left pleural and pulmonary localization

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Abstract

Hepatic epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (HEHE) is extremely rare in children. We present an adolescent who presented with a scoliosis due to left thoracic pain. Multifocal HEHE was incidentally found during CT scan of the thorax, and confirmed with a multiphase CT scan of the abdomen, biopsy and immunochemistry. Left pleural and pulmonary involvement was suspected and later confirmed with biopsy and histopathological examination. The patient died 1 year after diagnosis. To the best of our knowledge, scoliosis has not previously been reported as the first symptom of EHE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1027-1030
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Child
  • CT
  • Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma
  • Liver
  • Pleura
  • Scoliosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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