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Disease Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid

Name Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid
Synonyms Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma | Epithelioid Hemangioendotheliomas | Hemangioendotheliomas, Epithelioid
Definition A tumor of medium-to-large veins, composed of plump-to-spindled endothelial cells that bulge into vascular spaces in a tombstone-like fashion. These tumors are thought to have 'borderline' aggression, where one-third develop local recurrences, but only rarely metastasize. It is unclear whether the epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is truly neoplastic or an exuberant tissue reaction, nor is it clear if this is equivalent to Kimura's disease (see ANGIOLYMPHOID HYPERPLASIA WITH EOSINOPHILIA). (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D018323

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DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hemangioma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hemangioendothelioma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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