Unusual presentation of hepatic vascular tumors as fulminant hepatic failure

Meral Akdoǧan, Ahmet Gürakar, Stan Sharago, Karim El-sahwi, Jeff Carlson Rn, Anthony Sebastian, Urooj Ahmed, Harlan Wright, Bakr Nour

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Abstract

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma and angiosarcoma of the liver are rare neoplasms of vascular origin. They can present with nonspecific symptoms such as malaise and weight loss, as well as with liver-related symptoms such as abdominal pain, tender hepatomegaly and jaundice. Portal hypertension and rarely liver failure can occur. We hereby report two cases of fulminant hepatic failure that were eventually diagnosed with epithelioid hemangioendothelioma and angiosarcoma of the liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-220
Number of pages5
JournalTurkish Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume13
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002

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Keywords

  • Angiosarcoma
  • Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma
  • Fulminant hepatic failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Akdoǧan, M., Gürakar, A., Sharago, S., El-sahwi, K., Carlson Rn, J., Sebastian, A., Ahmed, U., Wright, H., & Nour, B. (2002). Unusual presentation of hepatic vascular tumors as fulminant hepatic failure. Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, 13(4), 216-220.