Soft tissue
Vascular
Intermediate (locally aggressive / rarely metastasizing)
Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma


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Minor changes: 15 September 2020

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Vijay Shankar, M.D.
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Cite this page: Shankar V. Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/softtissuehemangioendotheliomakaposiform.html. Accessed November 30th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Rare, locally aggressive; tumor of infants and children; affects skin (75%), retroperitoneum (18%), bone
  • Death due to extensive disease and severe coagulopathy (Kasabach-Merritt syndrome), although no metastatic potential (Mod Pathol 2001;14:1087)
  • Usually initial tumor is cutaneous
Case reports
Clinical images

Contributed by Dr. Mark R. Wick


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Tonsillar mass

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Infiltrating nodules and sheets of compact spindle cells with slit-like lumina
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Dr. Mark R. Wick



Case #401

Low power view

20x


CD31 (20x)

CD34

SMA

Vimentin



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Glomeruloid nests of spindled and epithelioid cells


Tonsillar mass

Differential diagnosis
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