Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:701–703 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0630-x CASE REPORT Scalp located hemangiopericytomas and review of the literature Tolga Eryilmaz & Basar Kaya & Onur Cukurluoglu & Reha Yavuzer Received: 27 June 2011 /Accepted: 12 July 2011 /Published online: 16 August 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 Introduction superior margin. Physical examination and radiological studies did not reveal any abnormal findings. The lesion Hemangiopericytoma is an uncommon mesenchymal vas- was re-excised until negative margins were obtained using cular sarcoma which originates from the pericytes of frozen sections; the defect was then skin grafted. The Zimmermann and accounts for 1% of vasoformative tumors patient has been followed up for 4 years without relapse. . They are typically described as soft, painless, slow- growing masses which can be misdiagnosed as a benign Case 2 entity [1, 2]. Hemangiopericytoma usually arises in the deep soft tissues of the lower extremities, axilla, pelvic A 35-year-old male presented with complaint of a gradually fossa, retroperitoneum, and head and neck . Cutaneous enlarging mass in the occipital region for almost 10 years. hemangiopericytomas are rare except for infantile heman- A 15×8 cm in size, brown-red colored, firm nodular giopericytomas . The occurrence of hemangiopericytoma mass with multiple purulent
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 1, 2012
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