Hemangiopericytomas of the spine

Neurosurgery. 1982 Apr;10(4):473-9. doi: 10.1227/00006123-198204000-00010.


Four cases of hemangiopericytoma of the spine are reported. These are rare tumors that arise from the pericytes. Due to their invasive nature and marked vascularity, and detailed radiological work-up including computed tomography and spinal angiography should be obtained before a direct surgical attack is performed. Embolization of the tumor may also be quite helpful before surgical excision and has allowed a gross total removal of the tumor in two of the cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Angiography
  • Child
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Female
  • Hemangiopericytoma / blood supply
  • Hemangiopericytoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Hemangiopericytoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myelography
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery
  • Spinal Cord Compression / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Neoplasms / blood supply
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed