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Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia

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OLIVEIRA, Anabela  and  CARVALHO, Lina. Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma of the pleura: 29 months survival . Rev Port Pneumol [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.4, pp.455-461. ISSN 0873-2159.

Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma of the pleura is a rare neoplasia with a very poor prognosis due to aggressive involvement of the pleura and incomplete surgical treatment. Histological diagnosis and imagiology is also controversial, related to discrete development of the lesions that later reveal nodules. In 2005 there were 31 cases of vascular tumours described in the pleura. Eleven were epithelioid haemangioendotheliomas. This is another case, a 52 year old woman who suffered a traumatism and died 29 months after the histological diagnosis because CAT revealed discrete pleural involvement and a 2cm nodule was seen only one month before death.

Keywords : Pleura; epithelioid haemangioendothelioma.

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