عنوان مقاله [English]
Spondylectomy of Epithelioid Hemangio-endothelioma of Thoracic Spine and Technical Resection Issues (Case Report)
Introduction: Primary Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE) of spine is an extremely rare malignant vascular neoplasm with unpredictable outcome. As a malignant tumor, total resection offers the best possible disease -free survival, while the location poses difficult technical problems .
Material and method: A 38-year-old man with a large tumor of T10 vertebra was investigated, had biopsy-confirmed diagnosis of EHE, and underwent simultaneous anterior and posterior resection and reconstruction with anterior strut grafting and posteriorly instrumented fusion.
Results: The patient has had good a post-operative course with no neurological damage and no recurrence found in the one-year follow-up .
Conclusion: EHE of thoracic spine is a rare finding and a well-planned total surgical excision can produce a good outcome.