Hemangiopericytoma: A Rare Case Report  

Sonali Deshmukh1 , Ketki P. Kalele1 , Kaustubh P. Patil2 , Abhishek Singh Nayyar3
1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, V.Y.W.S Dental College and Hospital, Amravati, Maharashtra, India
2. Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati-Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 19   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0019
Received: 18 Mar., 2015    Accepted: 03 May, 2015    Published: 11 May, 2015
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Deshmukh et al., 2015, Hemangiopericytoma: A Rare Case Report, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, Vol.5, No.19 1-6 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0019)


Introduction: Hemangiopericytoma is a rare neoplasm that was first described by Stout and Murray in 1942 as a vascular tumor derived from the pericytes. They account for 2-3% of all soft tissue sarcomas in humans and they occur mainly in the musculoskeletal system. 15-30% of all hemangiopericytomas occur in the head and neck region. Only 5% are located in the sinonasal region, where they display a more benign behavior than in other parts of the body.

Case Report: Herein, we are presenting an extremely rare case report of hemangiopericytoma in a 32 year old male patient with a brief overview regarding its epidemiology, macro- and microscopical characteristics, the clinico-pathological findings and the treatment of this extremely rare vascular neoplasm.

Conclusion: Conclusion rests with the inclusion of the possibility of such rare vascular tumors in the possible differential diagnoses of the various peripheral soft tissue lesions. An early diagnosis thus helps in the effective management of such lesions without further bringing changes on the subjacent and adjacent structures and tissues including bone.

Hemangiopericytoma; Vascular neoplasm; Pericytes
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