Hemangiopericytoma in the right buccal area

Ching Yu Lin, Hsian Chang Tseng, Ming Hsui Tsai*

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Hemangiopericytomas (HPCs) are rare neoplasms of vascular origin that occur in the head and neck region. These tumors arise from capillary pericytes and are difficult to distinguish from other tumors of vascular origin. Characterization is dependent on histological analysis. The rare occurrence of these tumors and their variable malignant potential has limited the attempts to characterize their clinical behavior. We report a case of HPC located in the right buccal area of a young woman. Treatment involved radical tumor excision and reconstruction using a free myocutaneous flap. At four-year post-operative follow-up, the surgical wound had healed well, and there was no evidence of recurrence. Close long-term follow-up is indicated because of the high incidence of local recurrence and metastatic spread of these tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-163
Number of pages6
JournalMid-Taiwan Journal of Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 09 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Head and neck neoplasms
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Mouth neoplasms


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