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Neuroradiology. 2001 Feb;43(2):183-6.

Haemangiopericytoma of the nasal cavity.

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Klinik für Radiologie und Neuroradiologie, Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus, Alfried-Krupp-Strasse 21, D-45117 Essen, Germany.

Abstract

Haemangiopericytomas (HPC) are rare vascular tumours originating from a pericytes, a term coined by Zimmermann to refer to the main location of this cell line in the pericapillary connective tissue. HPC may arise in any part of the body. We report a 29-year-old man with a histologically proven nasal haemangiopericytoma-like tumour. The lesion was embolised through the ophthalmic artery before it was removed surgically. The main symptoms of nasal HPC are epistaxis and obstruction of the nose. Malignant and benign clinical courses have been described. Local recurrence and metastases may be observed years after initial diagnosis.

PMID:
11326569
DOI:
10.1007/pl00006046
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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