Intracranial Hemangiopericytoma in a Child: A Case Report with Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Findings

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Koc A. M. , ÖNER A. Y. , UÇAR M., BÖRCEK A. Ö.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.26, no.1, pp.173-175, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.8374-14.1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.173-175
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Hemangiopericytoma is a hypervascular soft tissue sarcoma with a predilection for the extremities. It has two clinical types according to the age of presentation: Infantile hemangiopericytoma (<1 years) and adult type hemangiopericytoma (>1 years). The intracranial location is very rare and accounts for only 0.4-1% of all primary brain tumors, with only 10% detected in the pediatric age group. The differential diagnosis of this rare tumor from other extra-axial masses plays an important role in proper treatment planning. There are few case reports in adult patients indicating that magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) can play a role in the differential diagnosis. Here, we present imaging findings of this rare tumor, including MRS at 3.0T of an intracranial hemangiopericytoma in a 4.5 year old boy.