Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the superior vena cava: Computed tomography demonstration and review of the literature

Gilbert R. Ferretti, Caroline Chiles, Ralph D. Woodruff, Robert Choplin

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Abstract

A case is reported of a 79-year-old man with rapid onset of superior vena cava syndrome caused by an epithelioid hemangioendothelioma. Contrast-enhanced helical computed tomography showed a soft-tissue mass with punctate calcifications obstructing the superior vena cava and infiltrating adjacent fat. Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a very rare primary mesenchymal tumor of the superior vena cava that often presents with calcifications. It should to be added to the differential diagnosis of tumors of the anterior mediastinum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
Superior Vena Cava
Tomography
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Spiral Computed Tomography
Mediastinum
Neoplasms
Differential Diagnosis
Fats

Keywords

  • Hemangioendothelioma, epithelioid
  • Mediastinal neoplasms
  • Superior vena cava syndrome
  • Tomography, x-ray computed
  • Vascular neoplasms
  • Vena cava, superior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the superior vena cava : Computed tomography demonstration and review of the literature. / Ferretti, Gilbert R.; Chiles, Caroline; Woodruff, Ralph D.; Choplin, Robert.

In: Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.1998, p. 45-48.

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