Gastric Epithelioid Haemangioendothelioma: A Case Report
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Comments: The Discussion establishes that epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare vascular neoplasm. The Discussion illustrates the clinical presentation of EHE. Diagnosis by endoscopy and biopsy is often difficult and unsatisfactory due to the submucosal location of the tumor. Ultrasound or computed tomography may be useful for accurate preoperative staging. The Discussion highlights that histopathological examination supported by immunohistochemical findings is important for the accurate diagnosis of EHE. Based on the data obtained from relevant literature, the study concludes that surgery in the form of wide excision should be the treatment of choice. The study recommends detailed clinical evaluations and a complete follow-up of the patient due to the borderline biological behaviour of this neoplasm.
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Comments: This case report presents the case of a 58-year-old white woman suffering from chronic iron-deficiency anaemia and had positive faecal occult blood test, with a medical history of well-compensated celiac disease. The tumor showed the histological and immunohistochemical characteristics of the epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EHE). EHE is a vascular neoplasm, with a very low incidence of occurrence. The study illustrates the rarity of this tumor and the difficulties in diagnosing it preoperatively in many cases. After a surgical resection of the tumor the patient did not develop any postoperative complications and was discharged one week after the surgery. In a follow-up six months later, no recurrence was observed. The study concludes that surgery in the form of wide excision should be the treatment of choice for this rare neoplasm.
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Corresponding AuthorMitri Roberto
Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, ARNAS Civico-Di Cristina-Benfratelli Hospital, Palermo, Italy
Article TypeCase Report
Publication historyReceived: Mon 12, Apr 2021
Accepted: Wed 05, May 2021
Published: Wed 19, May 2021
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