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Haemangiopericytoma presenting with acute intracerebral haemorrhage: a case report and literature review
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Paediatric Surgery. (Christofferson)
Dept of Pathology, Institute of Biomedicine, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
Dept of Neurosurgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Oncology.
2013 (English)In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, E-ISSN 1651-226X, Vol. 52, no 4, 753-758 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]


Intracranial haemangiopericytoma (HPC), a rare malignant tumour, should be distinguished from meningioma and solitary fibrous tumour, which have been considered as separate entities since 1993, according to histopathology and clinical characteristics.


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Case report.

Our patient, a 27-year-old man with HPC of grade III according to WHO, presents with an acute intracerebral haematoma, which is extremely rare.


Surgery (total resection) is the primary treatment. Long-term close clinical and radiological follow-up is crucial due to the high rate of recurrence and tendency for development of metastasis.


The effects of postoperative radiotherapy need further investigation. Besides neurosurgery, radiotherapy should always be considered in both patients with these highly malignant tumours (WHO grade III) and in patients with partial resection or inoperable cases (WHO grade II).

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2013. Vol. 52, no 4, 753-758 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-187778DOI: 10.3109/0284186X.2012.716163ISI: 000317239200009PubMedID: 22937954OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-187778DiVA: diva2:575558
Available from: 2012-12-10 Created: 2012-12-10 Last updated: 2013-05-24Bibliographically approved

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