Alveolar haemorrhage with pleural effusion as a manifestation of epithelioid haemangioendothelioma

D. Struhar*, P. Sorkin, J. Greif, S. Marmor, E. Geller

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A 22 year old male was admitted with haemoptysis. A chest X-ray showed bilateral confluent alveolar infiltrates. Bronchoscopy revealed blood oozing from all bronchopulmonary segments. Open lung biopsy disclosed bilateral effusions and large necrotizing nodules with pleural adhesions. Histological examination showed tumour cells, which were negative to epithelial and embryogenic markers but positive to factor VIII. This confirmed the diagnosis of an epithelioid haemangioendothelioma. This rare tumour, usually has an indolent course, whereas in our case it was complicated by alveolar and intrapleural bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-593
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • alveolar haemorrhage
  • epithelioid haemangioendothelioma
  • pleural effusion


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