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Orbit. 2016 Aug;35(4):233-5. doi: 10.1080/01676830.2016.1176208. Epub 2016 Jun 20.

Haemangiopericytoma of the lacrimal sac.

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1
a Department of Ophthalmology , Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine , Kyoto , Japan.
2
b South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Adelaide , Adelaide , Australia.
3
c Department of Ophthalmology , Fukui University , Fukui , Japan.
4
d Department of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery , Seirei Hamamatsu Hospital , Shizuoka , Japan.

Abstract

Haemangiopericytomas (HPCs) are rare tumours which infrequently occur in the lacrimal sac. Only 8 cases of lacrimal sac HPC have previously been reported. The authors report 2 additional cases presenting clinically with epiphora and a mass. One case recurred 3 times during an 18-year period. The other case did not recur during 51 months of follow-up. The tumours showed immunohistochemical features consistent with a diagnosis of HPC. The authors recommend wide excision for these tumours and careful long-term follow-up to detect recurrence which is not uncommon.

KEYWORDS:

Haemangiopericytoma; lacrimal; orbit; solitary fibrous tumour

PMID:
27322416
DOI:
10.1080/01676830.2016.1176208
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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