Haemangiopericytoma of the oropharynx

R. Balakrishnan, H. A. Abdul Razak, S. Jaspal, Sathappan Subramanian, A. M. Shaharyar

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Abstract

Haemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a rare vascular tumor arising from the pericytes of Zimmermann and is characterized by its unpredictable and variable biological behavior. These tumors are common in the trunk and the extremities and less than 16% of the cases occur in the head & neck region. Its occurrence in the oral cavity and pharynx is uncommon. We report an extremely rare case of haemangiopericytoma of the oropharynx arising from the tonsillo-lingual sulcus as a pedunculated mass, which was successfully excised per-orally after a preliminary tracheostomy. No recurrence has been noted on a follow-up of more than six years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-414
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume63
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Balakrishnan, R., Abdul Razak, H. A., Jaspal, S., Subramanian, S., & Shaharyar, A. M. (2008). Haemangiopericytoma of the oropharynx. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 63(5), 413-414.