Inferior vena cava epithelioid hemangioendothelioma

Justin S. Gundara, Anthony J. Gill, Michael Neale, Peter J. Collins, Thomas J. Hugh, Jaswinder S. Samra*

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    Epithelioid hemangioendotheliomas are rare endothelial tumors that may manifest in a multitude of anatomic locations. The inferior vena cava (IVC) is an unusual site of primary tumor, with only two cases reported to date. We present a patient with an IVC epithelioid hemangioendothelioma who required IVC resection and lymphadenectomy. The patient made a good recovery and remains disease-free 4 years after resection. IVC tumors represent a unique challenge, not the least because of this tumor's unpredictable and, at present, undefined behavior, but also owing to the vital anatomic structures requiring definitive surgical excision.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-77
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


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