Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
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- Mistry, A.M., Gorden, D.L., Busler, J.F. et al. J Gastrointest Canc (2012) 43: 521. doi:10.1007/s12029-012-9389-y
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Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a very rare, low-grade vascular tumor known to arise in soft tissues and visceral organs. Clinical diagnosis of hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma remains a challenge, and although it is frequently managed with a liver transplant due to its multifocal nature, recurrence is a common complication.
We review recent advances in the diagnosis of hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, including major genetic breakthroughs, and discuss efforts to reduce post-liver transplant recurrence of hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma.