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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 423584, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/423584
Case Report

Low-Grade Uterine Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma Presented as a Submucosal Leiomyoma during Labor

1Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace and University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Thrace, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace and University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Thrace, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece

Received 4 December 2012; Accepted 31 December 2012

Academic Editors: K. Aozasa, A. Pich, A. Rajput, and A. Usubutun

Copyright © 2013 Anastasios V. Koutsopoulos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

With the exception of leiomyomas, soft tissue tumors of the uterine corpus are not common. This is particularly true for vascular neoplasms, with the epithelioid hemangioendothelioma being a curiosity; not more than twenty-two cases of malignant hemangioendotheliomas have been reported in the literature so far, all of which were high-grade hemangioendotheliomas (hemangiosarcomas). We present herewith a unique case of low-grade epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the uterus in a pregnant woman aged 29 years. The clinical, histological, and immunohistochemical characteristics of this entity, together with its differential diagnosis, are discussed.