Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2016 Mar;59(3):242-245. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2016.59.3.242.

A Case of Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma of the Nasal Cavity

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea. newnew1@hanmail.net

Abstract

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE), a rare vascular tumor that is both clinically and histologically an intermediate between angiosarcoma and hemangioma, was first described by Sharon Weiss and Franz Enzinger. It is characterized by proliferation of a distinct type of endothelial cells, which exhibit epithelioid morphology. It typically occurs in the 20-40 age range with no sex predilection, although the overall age range involved is much broader. This indolent tumor is potentially recurrent, but it rarely metastasizes. There are very few cases of EHE of nasal cavity described in the English literature. We describe here a case of EHE on the left middle turbinate of a 17-year-old male who presented with history of intermittent epistaxis.

Keyword

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma; Nasal cavity
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