What is Spindle Cell Hemangioendothelioma?Spindle cell hemangioma is a rare tumour that usually develops in the deeper layers of the skin of the arms and legs and is usually always less than 2 cm in diameter. In rare cases, it can develop in the head and neck area. Spindle cell hemangioendothelioma
Disease Etiology (Causes)There is no well-known cause; however certain genetic mutations (faulty changes in genes) are believed to be responsible for the development of the disease.
Disease EpidemiologyThis is a rare disease that is equally common in both men and women. In most cases, it affects children and adults, but it can develop at any age.
Signs and SymptomsThe patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Single or multiple slowly growing swellings or tumours on the arms, legs, chest, or head and neck region
- These lesions or tumours can be hard or soft
DiagnosisThe following diagnostic tests and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Blood coagulation profile
- BUN ( blood urea and nitrogen)
- Serum creatinine
- Liver function tests LFT’s
- Amylase and lipase values
- Imaging techniques like CT scan, MRI, PET scan, X-Ray, and USG to detect the site and size of the tumour.
- Serum bilirubin total, serum bilirubin conjugated and unconjugated
- Preoperative biopsy