Title:
Sinonasal hemangiopericytoma of the middle turbinate: a case report and brief review of the literature
Authors:
N. Angouridakis*, T. Zaraboukas**, J. Vital* and V. Vital*
Institutions:
*Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Department, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece; **Department of Pathology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Dedicated to the memory of Prof. ConstantinosAngouridakis MD, 1934-2006.
Keywords:
Sinonasal hemangiopericytoma; hemangiopericytoma-like tumour
Pages:
139 - 143
Abstract:
Sinonasal hemangiopericytoma of the middle turbinate: a case report and brief review of the literature. Hemangiopericytomas (HPCs) are rare vascular neoplasms that arise from the pericytes of Zimmerman. They account for 2-3% of all soft tissue sarcomas in humans and they occur mainly in the musculoskeletal system. 15 to 30% of all HPCs occur in the head and neck region. Only 5% are located in the sinonasal region, where they display a more benign behaviour than in other parts of the body. We will describe a case of a right-sided HPC, in the posterior third of the mid- dle turbinate. We will also discuss the epidemiology, the macro- and microscopical characteristics, the clinical and patho- logical findings and the treatment of this particular neoplasia.
Issue:
Vol. 3, 2007, 3rd trimester


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Sinonasal hemangiopericytoma of the middle turbinate: a case report and brief review of the literature