Hong Kong Med J 2009;15:308-10 | Number 4, August 2009
Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma of the anterior skull base: what is the optimal treatment?
David SY Wong, TW Chiu, George KC Wong, XL Zhu, Micky WT Kwok, CM Ho, Andrew DR Burd
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
We report an unusual malignant tumour affecting an unusual site. Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma was formerly considered a tumour of intermediate malignancy but has been reclassified as fully malignant. It is important to be aware of this clinical entity as the best hope of cure is timely radical resection. There is a paucity of evidence concerning the efficacy of alternative treatments because the tumour is very rare.
Key words: Hemangioendothelioma, epithelioid; Retinal artery occlusion; Skin neoplasms; Surgical flaps
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