Pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma diagnosed with endobronchial biopsies: A case report and literature review

Kenneth K. Sakata, Michael Gotway, Maxwell L. Smith, James M. Parish, Neera Agrwal, Nina J. Karlin, Karen L. Swanson

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Pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (PEHE) is a rare vascular tumor of endothelial origin first described in 1975 as intravascular bronchioloalveolar tumor. Since then, >100 cases have been reported, and most cases require surgical lung biopsy for diagnosis. We report the case of a 46-year-old man with a diagnosis of PEHE from endobronchial biopsies of an intraluminal nodule, a rare presentation of this disease. We summarize a review of the literature and the bronchoscopic findings of PEHE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-173
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2016



  • bronchoscopy
  • endobronchial biopsy
  • hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy
  • intravascular bronchioloalveolar tumor
  • pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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