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Haemangiopericytoma presenting with acute intracerebral haemorrhage - a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  22937954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background. Intracranial haemangiopericytoma (HPC), a rare malignant tumour, should be distinguished from meningioma and solitary fibrous tumour, which have been considered as separate entities since 1993, according to histopathology and clinical characteristics. Methods. A PUBMED search for "Intracranial Haemangiopericytoma" yielded 176 articles, where 26 were of particular interest for this review article. Case report. Our patient, a 27-year-old man with HPC of grade III according to WHO, presents with an acute intracerebral haematoma, which is extremely rare. Results. Surgery (total resection) is the primary treatment. Long-term close clinical and radiological follow-up is crucial due to the high rate of recurrence and tendency for development of metastasis. Discussion. The effects of postoperative radiotherapy need further investigation. Besides neurosurgery, radiotherapy should always be considered in both patients with these highly malignant tumours (WHO grade III) and in patients with partial resection or inoperable cases (WHO grade II).
Fanny Fredriksson; Claes Nordborg; Tobias Hallén; Erik Blomquist
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-226X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Oncol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8709065     Medline TA:  Acta Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Women and Children's Health, Uppsala University , Uppsala , Sweden.
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