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TORRES GOMEZ, F. J.; RIVERA HUETO, F.  and  TORRES OLIVERA, F. J.. Hemangioendotelioma epitelioide hepático primario: un simulador de metástasis. Oncología (Barc.) [online]. 2005, vol.28, n.6, pp.34-38. ISSN 0378-4835.

Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular tumor of adults of unknown etiology, that is more common in women. It is usually asymptomatic or presents only non specific symptoms, making the diagnosis frequently casual. The lesions are usually multifocal and of variable sizes, involving both lobes. The characteristics of the lesions shown by the imaging diagnostic techniques are superposable to those of of the metastatic disease. The histologic diagnosis requires immunohistological studies and does not contribute with prognostic criteria. The course is unexpected and 50 % of the patients die of the disease. Surgery and hepatic transplant are the most useful therapeutic options. We describe the clinicopathologic characteristics of this rare lesion and contribute with a case, thay was initially diagnosed as hepatic metastatic disease.

Keywords : Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma; Liver; Transplant.

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