Hemangiopericytoma: a case report
Ali Özcan BİNATLI,1 Erel ULUĞ,1 İlker ÖZHAN, 1 Deniz ALTINEL, 2 Ümit BAYOL, 2 Nurcan ÖZDAMAR3
1Tepecik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Nöroşirürji Kliniği, İzmir, Turkey
2Tepecik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji Bölümü, İzmir, Turkey
3Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı,İzmir, Turkey
Hemangiopericytoma is an uncommon neoplasm in central nervous system (CNS). Recently, it has been named under the classification of the spesific tumors of CNS in the meningioma family as the angioblastic variant by WHO in the years of 1997 and 2000. Surgery is very important for the successful treatment of these patients. Radiotherapy (RT) is helpful in the management after the operation. Because hemangiopericytomas are extremely difficult to cure surgicaly, patients should receive postoperative RT regardless of the amount of tumor resected. Guthrie et al. emphasized particularly the importance of complete tumor removal at the first operation and subsequent RT to prolong the survival period. In our case, 54- year-old male patient with Hemangiopericytoma was operated. The tumour has been totally resected and RT has been applied after the operation as it is mentioned above. The follow- up has been occuring sufficiently in our clinic. Keywords : Hemangiopericytoma; meningeal neoplasms; radiotherapy; vimentin/analysis