Rare liver tumour - epithelioid haemangioendothelioma: a case report

Sniedze Laivacuma (Coresponding Author), Indra Zeltiņa, Aleksejs Derovs, Andris Norko, Sergejs Isajevs, Karīna Makejeva, Joost PH Drenth

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Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare vascular soft tissue malignant tumour with unknown etiology; the estimated prevalence of EHE is less than one in 1 million. A 56-year-old man was admitted in our department due to pain in the right side of the abdomen lasting for two years and weight loss up to 10 kg. Since 2012, the patient underwent lung and abdominal CT scanning as well as biopsy, however the diagnosis was challenging. In 2015, repeated abdominal CT scanning and a liver core biopsy was performed. The epithelioid haemangioendothelioma was diagnosed based by histopathological examination with subsequent radiological and clinical correlation. Therefore, accurate histopathological examination with radiological and clinical correlation is essential in the diagnosis of epithelioid haemangioendothelioma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)674-678
JournalProceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B. Natural, Exact, and Applied Sciences.
Issue number5/6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022


  • Rar liver tumour
  • epithelioid haemangioendothelioma

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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