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Acta Chir Belg. 2007 Jul-Aug;107(4):438-41.

Retrorectal hemangiopericytoma: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Unit, Gazi University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.


Hemangiopericytoma is a rare, vascular soft tissue tumour originating from the pericytes, the contractile cells that surround capillaries. A case of retrorectal hemangiopericytoma in a 49-year-old woman is reported. With a posterior sagittal approach, the tumour was completely removed. Pathological examination, including immunohistological stains, was consistent with a hemangiopericytoma. A step-by-step approach to a retrorectal tumour is exemplified, and a very rare pathological entity is added to the spectrum of retrorectal masses.

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