1,2) There are different types of splenic angioendothelioma such as kaposiform angioendothelioma, myoid angioendothelioma (MAE) and epithelioid angioendothelioma.
Angioendothelioma is a vascular tumor with morphologic appearance and a clinical course intermediate between hemangioma and angiosarcoma.
Another important task of the pathologist is subtyping of the different types of angioendothelioma.
Another angioendothelioma in the spleen is kaposiform angioendothelioma; consist of irregular and infiltrating nodules of densely packed spindle-shaped tumor cells with small slit-like blood vessels, which were separated with hyalinized hypocellular fibrous stroma.
The therapeutic strategies for splenic myoid angioendothelioma have been limited and the only effective therapy is complete splenectomy.
Although the amount of literature regarding this tumor is very low, however, it seems that complete excision is a complete cure for this type of angioendothelioma.
Myoid angioendothelioma of the spleen mimicking metastatic disease in a patient with rectal cancer: a radiologic-pathologic correlation.
Myoid angioendothelioma of the spleen in a child after successful treatment of a Wilms' tumour.
Angioendothelioma of the spleen is a rare tumor with several subtypes.