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Multicentric infantile hemangiopericytoma: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21516017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hemangiopericytomas are rare tumors in which outcome varies with age of onset. Those developing in adults and older children tend to be aggressive with a poor prognosis. However, infantile hemangiopericytomas often behave in a more benign manner. Recent findings suggest aggressive lesions may be histogenetically distinct. Multicentric disease is exceptionally rare, but tends to occur in infants and poses a therapeutic challenge. We present a case with extensive cutaneous and intracranial involvement, which resolved spontaneously. Tumor behavior is a key consideration in management, with careful observation recommended in uncomplicated cases and intervention indicated if more aggressive growth or spread occurs.
Authors:
Daryl J Sulit; Wynnis L Tom; Jennifer R Willert; Mark P Nespeca; Sheila Fallon Friedlander
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1536-3678     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-25     Completed Date:  2011-06-30     Revised Date:  2011-10-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505928     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e166-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Dermatology Department, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Child
Hemangiopericytoma / diagnosis*
Humans
Male
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / diagnosis*
Remission, Spontaneous
Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis*

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