Hemangiopericytomas of the spine

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

Abstract

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