Presacral Hemangiopericytoma: Case Report

Dr Rajendra Prasad Bugalia, Anuradha Salvi, Prashant Garg, Abhinav Pandey, Raj Kamal Jenaw


Hemangioma are rare tumor originating from the  pericytes, the contractile cells that surround capillaries. This tumor arises from pericapillary cells or pericytes of Zimmerman and can occur anywhere where capillaries are found . Howeverhemangiopericytoma develops mainly in the lower extremities, retroperitoneum or pelvis. The recommended treatment for a hemangiopericytoma is wide excision. Since many benign and malignant diseases occur in the area surrounding the anus, recognizing the presence of this malignant tumor in the presacral  space is important in order to avoid inappropriate surgery such as piecemeal excision.  We describe a rare case of a hemangiopericytoma in the presacral  space. With posterior  approach the tumour was completely removed. Pathological examination  includingimmunohistologicalstains  was consistent with a hemangiopericytoma.


Hemangiopericytoma, Presacral, Surgery, Immunohistology

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