Primary orbital hemangiopericytoma: A case report

Chieh Chih Tsai, Hui Chuan Kau, Shih Jen Chen, Wen-Ming Hsu, Juin Sen Wu

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A case of primary orbital hemangiopericytoma is reported in a 31-year-old female presenting with progressive proptosis of the left eye and deteriorating diplopia over a period of 2 years. Orbital computed tomography revealed a superiorly located well-circumscribed extraconal mass. A 32x57x16 mm soft mass that appeared grossly encapsulated was removed intact via anterior orbitotomy. Histopathological examination disclosed it to be a hemangiopericytoma. The clinical importance is its potentially malignant behavior, with a high local recurrence rate in case of incomplete excision. Literature was reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-385
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Medical Journal (Taipei)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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    Tsai, C. C., Kau, H. C., Chen, S. J., Hsu, W-M., & Wu, J. S. (1997). Primary orbital hemangiopericytoma: A case report. Chinese Medical Journal (Taipei), 59(6), 382-385.