Journal of Oral Science
Online ISSN : 1880-4926
Print ISSN : 1343-4934
ISSN-L : 1343-4934
Case report
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the oral cavity: a case report
Nooshin MohtashamAli A. H. KharraziShokoofeh JamshidiHamid Jafarzadeh
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2008 Volume 50 Issue 2 Pages 219-223


Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular neoplasm which exhibits the potential for malignancy and recurrence as well as the ability to metastasize. Although numerous sites of involvement are possible, these tumors most commonly arise in soft tissues, lung, liver, bone, and lymph nodes. In this report, we describe a case of oral epithelioid hemangioendothelioma in a child. This tumor appeared as exophytic ulcerated painless masses in the maxillary and mandibular gingiva. Histologically, the tumor was composed of a proliferation of tumor cells arranged in nests, cords, and short strands. Epithelioid cells exhibited abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm with nuclear and cellular pleomorphism and intra-cytoplasmic vacuoles. (J. Oral Sci. 50, 219-223, 2008)

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