Scintigraphic imaging of hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma

Walter Gianni, Giuseppe De Vincentis, Paolo Graziano, Maria Ierardi, Filippo Luca Fimognari, Maria Banci, Paola Gazzaniga, Mauro Cacciafesta, Ugo Di Tondo, Francesco Scopinaro, Vincenzo Marigliano

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Abstract

The epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the liver has been recently characterized as a rare tumor with distinctive pathological features affecting young adults. Our report describes a case of histologically confirmed primary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the liver, diagnosed by clinical examination as well as radiological (CT/MR) and scintigraphic imaging (labelled red cells/phytate-SPECT). This case highlights the usefulness of nuclear medicine techniques during the diagnostic of this rare tumor. Further it stresses the possibility of employing an easy and noninvasive method to adequately follow-up those patients who cannot be considered as disease-free even after orthotopic liver transplantation because of the recurrence of the disease in the transplanted liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)498-500
Number of pages3
JournalDigestion
Volume58
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1997

Keywords

  • Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma
  • Liver
  • Scintigraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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