Gastric Epithelioid Haemangioendothelioma: A Case Report

Gastric Epithelioid Haemangioendothelioma: A Case Report

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Mitri Roberto
Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, ARNAS Civico-Di Cristina-Benfratelli Hospital, Palermo, Italy


Objective: To report a case of gastric epithelioid haemangioendothelioma, given its low incidence. Introduction: Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma is a vascular neoplasm composed of epithelioid or histiocytoid cells with endothelial characteristics. They have a very low incidence of approximately one per one million and are usually asymptomatic with a difficult preoperative diagnosis. Case Report: This study reports the case of a 58-year-old woman with a history of chronic anaemia. She underwent an elective upper endoscopy with evidence of an ulcerated submucosal lesion in the gastric antrum. The histological examination performed over the endoscopic biopsies showed the vascular characteristic of the tumor and endosonography confirmed the submucosal origin of the lesion. After resective surgery, the tumor showed the histological and immunohistochemical features of the epithelioid haemangioendothelioma. Conclusion: Surgery in the form of wide excision seems to be the treatment of choice for this rare neoplasm in the absence of histological markers of malignant potential.

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Publication history
Received: Mon 12, Apr 2021
Accepted: Wed 05, May 2021
Published: Wed 19, May 2021
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DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2021.05.02