A case of pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma surviving 10 years without treatment

Kyoko Okamura, Tsukasa Ohshima, Ryuji Nakano, Hiroshi Ouchi, Koichi Takayama, Yoichi Nakanishi

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Abstract

A 19-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of bilateral multiple nodular shadows on the chest radiograph. She complained of no symptoms. The pulmonary lesions were diagnosed pathologically as epithelioid hemangioendothelioma. She has been followed without treatment for more than 10 years. Among all lesions, only two pulmonary nodules enlarged slightly, and it is interesting that one showed significant uptake in a fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) scan. The current case suggests the clinical usefulness of an FDG-PET scan in a pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (PEH) patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-435
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume16
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

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