Epithelioid haemangioma is a rare, benign, vascular tumour of unknown cause, mostly found in the subcutaneous tissue of the head and neck. Here we report the first case of an epithelioid haemangioma arising from the pleura. The tumour originated from the parietal pleura in the left chest and was resected with thoracoscopic assistance with the adjacent chest wall. Pathological examination revealed a mixture of lymphoid and vascular elements with inflammatory cell infiltrate typical of epithelioid haemangioma. Our case demonstrates that although rare, epithelioid haemangioma is a differential for a pleural vascular tumour.
Keywords: Epithelioid haemangioma; pleura, thoracic surgery, IgG4, angiolymphoid hyperplasia,
eosinophilia, benign, vascular