Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CORRESPONDENCE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 125--127

Malignant epithelioid hemangioendothelioma progressing after chemotherapy and Interferon treatment: A case presentation and a brief review of the literature


Lutfiye Demir1, Alper Can1, Rukiye Oztop2, Ahmet Dirican1, Vedat Bayoglu1, Murat Akyol1, Yuksel Kucukzeybek1, Cigdem Erten1, Isil Somali1, Mustafa Oktay Tarhan1 
1 Department of Medical Oncology, Izmir Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Izmir Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Lutfiye Demir
Department of Medical Oncology, Izmir Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara
Turkey

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare, low-grade malignant vascular tumour. It is frequently seen in the liver, but can occur in the lungs, bones, and other soft tissues. Although survival time might be reasonable in cases that can undergo liver transplantation, there is no consensus on the treatment of metastatic patients. We report a 24-year-old female patient with rapidly progressing malignant epithelioid hemangioendothelioma that presented with acute abdominal distension. The patient was refractory to anthracycline and Interferon treatment and died 6.5 months after the diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Demir L, Can A, Oztop R, Dirican A, Bayoglu V, Akyol M, Kucukzeybek Y, Erten C, Somali I, Tarhan MO. Malignant epithelioid hemangioendothelioma progressing after chemotherapy and Interferon treatment: A case presentation and a brief review of the literature.J Can Res Ther 2013;9:125-127


How to cite this URL:
Demir L, Can A, Oztop R, Dirican A, Bayoglu V, Akyol M, Kucukzeybek Y, Erten C, Somali I, Tarhan MO. Malignant epithelioid hemangioendothelioma progressing after chemotherapy and Interferon treatment: A case presentation and a brief review of the literature. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Apr 7 ];9:125-127
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