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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 392-3

Endovascular papillary angioendothelioma in an elderly female.


Department of Pathology, S C B Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa

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A Mishra
Department of Pathology, S C B Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa

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PMID: 17001894

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Endovascular papillary angioendothelioma (EPA) is a rare vascular tumor of low grade malignancy, encountered primarily in children. However some cases have also been reported in adults. A sixty year old female with EPA is described here. She presented with a swelling in the neck. Total surgical excision was performed. Histomorphology revealed anastomosing lymphatic channels showing intraluminal papillary fronds with hyaline vascular cores and hobnailing of endothelial cells. A diagnosis of EPA was made based on this picture. This tumor is recurrent and nodal metastasis has been reported in some cases.


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