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J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Jul;23(4):e292-3. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e318252d3e7.

Conservative surgical treatment of tongue hemangiopericytoma.

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  • 1Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, Azienda Ospedaliera Maggiore della Carità, University of Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Novara, Italy. giovanni.borello69@alice.it


Hemangiopericytoma is a vascular tumor that is believed to arise from the Zimmermann's pericytes, smooth muscles cells localized around the blood vessels. This tumor presents as a slowly enlarging painless mass with a clear predilection for the musculoskeletal system. The aim of this work was to introduce a peculiar case of a tongue hemangiopericytoma managed by conservative surgical treatment.

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