Haemangiopericytoma presenting with acute intracerebral haemorrhage: a case report and literature review
2013 (English)In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, E-ISSN 1651-226X, Vol. 52, no 4, 753-758 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
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.
A PUBMED search for "Intracranial Haemangiopericytoma" yielded 176 articles, where 26 were of particular interest for this review article.
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).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 52, no 4, 753-758 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-187778DOI: 10.3109/0284186X.2012.716163ISI: 000317239200009PubMedID: 22937954OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-187778DiVA: diva2:575558