Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the spine. Report of two cases.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208880
Title:
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the spine. Report of two cases.
Authors:
Aquilina, Kristian; Lim, Christopher; Kamel, Mahmoud Hamdy; Marks, Charles J; O'Sullivan, Michael G; Keohane, Catherine
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Republic of, Ireland. kristianaquilina@hotmail.com
Citation:
J Neurosurg Spine. 2005 Nov;3(5):393-9.
Journal:
Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208880
DOI:
10.3171/spi.2005.3.5.0393
PubMed ID:
16302636
Abstract:
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EH) is a rare tumor of vascular origin. The authors describe two cases of spinal EH, one involving the T-10 vertebra and the second involving the upper cervical spine. In the first case the patient underwent resection of the tumor; this case represents the longest reported follow-up period for spinal EH. In the second case, extensive involvement of C-2, C-3, and C-4 as well as encasement of both vertebral arteries precluded safe tumor resection, and posterior occipitocervical stabilization was performed. The patient subsequently died of metastatic disease. The findings in these two cases underscore the difficulty in predicting the clinical behavior of spinal EH based solely on histological and clinical features as well as the uncertainty of the roles of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy in the oncological management of a spinal tumor for which clinical data are very limited.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Bone Screws; Cervical Vertebrae/pathology; Fatal Outcome; Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid/pathology/*surgery; Humans; Low Back Pain/etiology; Male; Middle Aged; Neoplasm Metastasis; Spinal Neoplasms/pathology/*surgery; Thoracic Vertebrae/pathology; Vertebral Artery/pathology
ISSN:
1547-5654 (Print); 1547-5646 (Linking)

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dc.contributor.authorAquilina, Kristianen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLim, Christopheren_GB
dc.contributor.authorKamel, Mahmoud Hamdyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMarks, Charles Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Michael Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeohane, Catherineen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:06:19Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:06:19Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:06:19Z-
dc.identifier.citationJ Neurosurg Spine. 2005 Nov;3(5):393-9.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1547-5654 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1547-5646 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid16302636en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.3171/spi.2005.3.5.0393en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208880-
dc.description.abstractEpithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EH) is a rare tumor of vascular origin. The authors describe two cases of spinal EH, one involving the T-10 vertebra and the second involving the upper cervical spine. In the first case the patient underwent resection of the tumor; this case represents the longest reported follow-up period for spinal EH. In the second case, extensive involvement of C-2, C-3, and C-4 as well as encasement of both vertebral arteries precluded safe tumor resection, and posterior occipitocervical stabilization was performed. The patient subsequently died of metastatic disease. The findings in these two cases underscore the difficulty in predicting the clinical behavior of spinal EH based solely on histological and clinical features as well as the uncertainty of the roles of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy in the oncological management of a spinal tumor for which clinical data are very limited.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshBone Screwsen_GB
dc.subject.meshCervical Vertebrae/pathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFatal Outcomeen_GB
dc.subject.meshHemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid/pathology/*surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshLow Back Pain/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshNeoplasm Metastasisen_GB
dc.subject.meshSpinal Neoplasms/pathology/*surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshThoracic Vertebrae/pathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshVertebral Artery/pathologyen_GB
dc.titleEpithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the spine. Report of two cases.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neurosurgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Republic of, Ireland. kristianaquilina@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of neurosurgery. Spineen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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