Endoscopic resection of nasal haemangiopericytoma

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2003 May;260(5):244-7. doi: 10.1007/s00405-001-0440-z. Epub 2002 Nov 28.


Haemangiopericytomas are vascular tumours derived from Zimmerman's pericytes; they account for about 1% of all vascular tumours. About 5% of the cases occur in the nasal cavity and usually show well-differentiated tumours with low potential for local recurrence or metastasis. The treatment of choice is surgical resection. We present a case of nasal haemangiopericytoma treated by endoscopic resection, and we emphasise the advantages of this minimally invasive method compared with traditional methods.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Endoscopy / methods*
  • Ethmoid Sinus*
  • Hemangiopericytoma / complications
  • Hemangiopericytoma / diagnosis*
  • Hemangiopericytoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nasal Cavity*
  • Nasal Obstruction / etiology
  • Nose Neoplasms / complications
  • Nose Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Nose Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome