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Journal of Stomatology Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume 119, n° 1
pages 40-43 (février 2018)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jormas.2017.10.001
Received : 27 April 2017 ;  accepted : 2 October 2017
Case Reports

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, an uncommon tumor of the eyelid: A case report
 

M.A. Ennouhi a, , A. Guerrouani a, A. Moussaoui b
a Plastic and reconstructive surgery unit, Moulay Ismaïl Military Hospital, Nehrou St, Meknes 50000, Morocco 
b Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 

Corresponding author.
Abstract

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is an infrequent vascular tumor that has an intermediate prognosis between the prognosis of the angioma and that of the angiosarcoma. Its evolution is characterized by a tendency to recurrence and metastases. EHE has been reported in locations such as: lungs, liver, bone and soft tissues. There are very few reports of cases involving the head and neck region. The occurrence of EHE in the orbital region and/or the eyelid is extremely rare. The authors report a case of EHE in the right upper eyelid. Surgical excision has been performed resulting in a good local control of the disease after a 5-year follow up.

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Keywords : Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma, Eyelid, Orbit, Pathology, Surgery




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