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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 30(5); 2001 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2001;30(5): 627-632.
Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma of the Spinal Cord.
Ki Tai Kim, You Sam Won, Seung Min Lee, Jae Young Yang, Chun Sik Choi, Mun Bae Ju, Joo Seob Keum
1Department of Neurosurgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Hemangioendotheliomas are vascular neoplasms characterized by histologic appearance that are intermediate between hemangiomas and angiosarcomas first described by Weiss and Enzinger in 1982. They are classified into at least 3 subgroups, including epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, spindle cell hemangioendothelioma, and malignant endovascular angioendothelioma, and have been reported principally in soft tissues of the extremities, lung, liver, and bone. The cases involving the central nervous system reported are very rare. We report an intraspinal epithelioid hemangioendothelioma occurring in a 52-year-old man. To our knowledge, it is first case of spinal hemangioendothelioma in Korea.
Key Words: Hemangioendothelioma; Epithelioid; Spinal cord
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