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Cervical spine epithelioid hemangioendothelioma: case report.
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PMID:  24825046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 58-year-old woman who presented with anemia and cervical pain without neurological deficit. Radiological diagnosis revealed a C2-C3 mass with vertebral artery involvement and liver metastases. Partial resection and arthrodesis followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy were performed. Local control of the diseases was achieved but distance metastasis appears two years after surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: EHE of the spine is extremely rare in clinic as a primary aggressive vascular tumor. Metastatic disease is the most important factor to predict prognosis. It is not clear in the literature which is the best surgical approach in this patients and it mainly depends of the location and systemic illness. En bloc resection or expanded resection supported with adjunct radiation therapy may present with acceptable results of local control of the tumor. Systemic disease control must be achieved with chemotherapy.
Authors:
A Matamalas; A Gargallo; J A Porcel; A García de Frutos; F Pellisé
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European review for medical and pharmacological sciences     Volume:  18     ISSN:  2284-0729     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9717360     Medline TA:  Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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