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Malignant hemangiopericytoma of the condyle.
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PMID:  22337457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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ABSTRACT: Hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is an uncommon vascular tumor arising from pericytic cells with variable malignant potential. Primary HPCs of the bone are extremely rare; however, involvement of the condylar process has not been reported. We presented a 21-year-old female patient with low-grade malignant HPC in the right mandibular condyle. Clinical examination and imaging findings revealed a well-defined soft mass, encapsulating the mandibular condyle from behind. The lesion and mandibular condyle were removed simultaneously; then, the costochondral graft was used to reconstruct the defect. Histopathologic examinations of the specimen confirmed the diagnosis. After 2 years of follow-up, the patient is free of disease, and mouth opening returned to normal.
Authors:
Qin Zhou; Chi Yang; Ya-Ting Qiu; Li-Zhen Wang; Jia-Wei Zheng; Zhi-Yuan Zhang
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e33-6     Citation Subset:  D    
Affiliation:
From the Departments of *Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and †Oral Pathology, Ninth People's Hospital, College of Stomatology, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
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