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Giant hemangiopericytoma of the neck: a case report.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Turkish Journal of Ear Nose and Throat
1300-7475
Publisher
Baycinar Tibbi Yayincilik
Publication Date
Volume
9
Issue
4
Pages
297–300
Identifiers
PMID: 12422087
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hemangiopericytomas are rare vascular tumors and one-thirds occurs in the head and neck. These tumors grow slowly and may easily be mistaken for a benign lesion. A twenty-nine-year-old man presented with a large mass on the left side of his neck. Palpation, ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging findings were incorporated into a histopathologic diagnosis of malignant hemangiopericytoma. The tumor was subtotally excised following preoperative embolization of the branches of the subclavian artery and the left vertebral artery. The patient was submitted to radiotherapy. He has been under close follow-up for 16 months without any recurrences.

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