Congenital Haemangiopericytoma of the Chest Wall

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Congenital Haemangiopericytoma of the Chest Wall

Uzma Nabi*, Nadia Naseem**, Sabiha Riaz***
*Departments of Pathology, Rashid Latif Medical College Lahore, Pakistan, ** University of Health
Sciences Lahore Pakistan, *** Fatima Memorial Hospital Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan.

Abstract : Hemangiopericytoma is a rare vascular tumor that usually occurs in adults. The occurrence
of these tumors in infants, known as congenital or infantile hemangiopericytoma, is even rarer and
their behavior may be more benign than the adult type. We describe a 10 days old male neonate with
congenital hemangiopericytoma, presenting with a mass on the right anterior chest wall at birth. The
anterior chest wall location is an unusual site for a congenital hemangiopericytoma. Tumor excision
was performed and morphologic and immunohistochemical results confirmed the diagnosis of infantile
hemangiopericytoma. There was no tumor recurrence during 11 months of follow-up.
Key Words: Congenital haemangipericytoma, chest wall, CD 34, immunohistochemistry


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