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J Dent Child (Chic). 2010 Sep-Dec;77(3):180-2.

Hemangiopericytoma of maxilla in a pediatric patient: a case report.

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Department of Pedodontics, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Lucknow (UP), India. rohitanand555@yahoo.com

Abstract

The Hemangiopericytoma is a malignant vascular tumor arising from mesenchymal cells with pericytic differentiation. Hemangiopericytoma is most commonly seen in adults, and only 5% to 10% of cases occur in children. The tumor is extremely rare in the head and neck region (16%)1. Cytogenic abnormalities have been present in some hemangiopericytoma cases. Surgical resection remains the mainstay treatment. Adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy is appropriate for cases of incomplete resections and life-threatening tumors particularly in children. Late relapses may occur and require long-term follow-up. A 4-year-old child patient with hemangiopericytoma of the maxilla presented with firm, recurrent, but painless jaw mass. Radiographic investigations revealed a poorly circumscribed radiolucency. The lesion biopsy showed well-circumscribed multiple lobules of tumor mass consisting of tightly packed, spindle-shaped cells. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy of the lesion was conducted. The role of the pediatric dental team is extensive in children with hemangiopericytoma, who require a regular dental review. The patient's oncologist should be immediately contacted if there is any suspicion of recurrence.

KEYWORDS:

Chemotherapy; Hemangiopericytoma; Prognosis; Radiotherapy; Vascular tumor

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PMCID:
PMC3140132
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