Retrorectal Hemangiopericytoma : A case report

LEVENTOĞLU Ö. S. , Mentes B. B. , Kurukahvecioglu O., Oguz M., Barit G., Uluoglu O.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, cilt.107, ss.438-441, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 107 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00015458.2007.11680092
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.438-441


Hemangiopericytoma is a rare, vascular soft tissue tumour originating from the pericytes, the contractile cells that surround capillaries. A case of retrorectal hemangiopericytoma in a 49-year-old -woman is reported. With a Posterior sagittal approach, the tumour was completely removed. Pathological examination, including immunohistological stains, was consistent with a hemangiopericytoma. A step-by-step approach to a retrorectal tumour is exemplified, and a very fare pathological entity is added to the spectrum of retrorectal masses.