Retrorectal Hemangiopericytoma : A case report

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

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.107, no.4, pp.438-441, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2007.11680092
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.438-441
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


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.