Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 155, Issue 7, pp 234–237 | Cite as

Haemangioendothelioma of the skin with adverse response to steroids — report of a case

  • E. C. Sweeney
  • A. D. O’Leary
  • P. J. Blaney
Brief report


A malignant haemangioendothelioma of the scalp is described and the unique mode of presentation and progression of the tumour is highlighted. The pathology and histogenesis of the tumour are discussed and the hitherto unrecorded adverse effect of steroid therapy is noted.


Factor VIII Prussian Blue Angiosarcoma Factor VIII Related Antigen Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis 
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© Springer 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. C. Sweeney
    • 1
  • A. D. O’Leary
    • 1
  • P. J. Blaney
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Histopathology, Central Pathology LaboratorySt. James’s Hospital and Trinity College Mecfical SchoolDublin 8
  2. 2.Dr. Steevens HospitalDublin
  3. 3.Department of Histopathology, Central Pathology LaboratorySt. James’s HospitalDublin 8

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