Haemangiopericytoma is an aggressive vascular tumour with a high propensity for recurrence and metastasis. It typically occurs in the soft tissues of the extremities and trunk, and is rarely seen in the oral cavity. A case of haemangiopericytoma of the hard palate is presented. A 48-year-old woman presented with a gradually enlarging mass on the left side of her hard palate for 3 months. CT scans revealed a mass on the left side of the hard palate which extended to the nasal cavity and left maxillary sinus by causing erosion in the bones. Due to the possibility of local recurrence and occasional metastasis, a wide local excision was performed. There was no recurrence over 1 year's follow up. © 2008 The British Institute of Radiology.