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Infantile Hemangiopericytoma: Two Cases Report and Literature Review

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Hemangiopericytoma is a rare vascular tumour of infants. Although generally considered to be benign, local recurrence and metastases can occur. Herein, we report on two full term girls, delivered with lumbosacral swelling and left thigh swelling respectively. Complete surgical excision with safety margins was performed for each lesion. Histologic examination of both lesions showed picture of infantile hemangiopericytoma. There is no evidence of local recurrence or distant metastasis during last 20 and 17 months for 1st case and 2nd case respectively. In conclusion; most infantile hemangiopericytoma follow a benign course. Rarely these tumours behave aggressively with local infiltration, recurrences and even distant metastases. Careful follow up is therefore essential.

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G. Al-Saied, A. Abokifa, M. Al-Saeed, M. Aziz, M. Ibrahim, M. Hafez, T. Hussain, M. Shahin, D. Nemenqani and N. Fawzy, "Infantile Hemangiopericytoma: Two Cases Report and Literature Review," Surgical Science, Vol. 2 No. 7, 2011, pp. 379-384. doi: 10.4236/ss.2011.27083.

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