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Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-52

Aggressive sinonasal hemangiopericytoma presenting with liver metastasis : a case report


Dept. of Medical Oncology, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, New Civil Hospital Campus, Ahmedabad, India

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R Pandey
Dept. of Medical Oncology, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, New Civil Hospital Campus, Ahmedabad, India

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Hemangiopericytoma is an uncommon soft tissue sarcoma. The tumour represents 2-3 percent of all soft tissue sarcomas in humans. This sarcoma arises from Zimmerman's pericytes. Sinonasal type hemangiopericytoma is an uncommon tumour of the upper aerodigestive tract. The majority of sinonasal hemangiopericytoma behave in a benign manner with excellent long term prognosis. Here we report an aggressive case of sinonasal hemangiopericytoma presenting with liver metastasis. This 42 year old male presented with epistaxis, a recurrent mass obstructing the lumen of the nose and a lump in right hypochondrium. His diagnosis after biopsy was interpreted as hemangiopericytoma. Ultrasonography showed multiple metastasis in the liver, which were also positive for metastatic sarcoma. This case highlights the fact that the usually benign sinonasal hemangiopericytoma can present with metastasis.


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