Pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma: report of three cases

Surg Today. 2008;38(9):844-9. doi: 10.1007/s00595-007-3712-4. Epub 2008 Aug 28.


Pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (PEH) is a rare vascular tumor of low-grade malignancy, the prognosis of which remains unpredictable. Surgical and/or chemotherapeutic options have to be evaluated depending on intrathoracic tumor spread and systemic metastases. Three cases of PEH with both clinical and pathological findings are herein summarized and the relevant current literature discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid* / diagnosis
  • Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid* / pathology
  • Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Lung Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Male