Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma Presenting as Inferior Vena Cava Obstruction Diagnosed Using an Endovascular Thrombectomy Device
Kabbani L, Balraj P, Mathews J, Tinney F, Jr., Schwartz S, Kwon D, Braun F, and Wasilenko S. Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma presenting as inferior vena cava obstruction diagnosed using an endovascular thrombectomy device. Ann Vasc Surg 2017 Apr;40:294.e7-294.e9.
Annals of vascular surgery
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular sarcoma that arises from the lining (intima) of blood vessels. We report a case of a 43-year-old male patient, who presented with inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction and acute bilateral lower extremity deep vein thrombosis. Mechanical thrombectomy was performed with an endovascular thrombectomy device, followed by stent placement in the IVC. The initial pathology on the retrieved specimen obtained from the thrombectomy device revealed an undifferentiated neoplasm, and definitive surgical resection of the retroperitoneal soft-tissue tumor of the IVC documented a rare case of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma.
Medical Subject Headings
Adult; Biopsy; Cell Differentiation; Endovascular Procedures; Equipment Design; Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid; Humans; Male; Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography; Retroperitoneal Neoplasms; Stents; Thrombectomy; Treatment Outcome; Vena Cava, Inferior; Venous Thrombosis