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Rom J Leg Med20(3)191-194(2012)
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Hemangiopericytoma with immunohistochemical examination: An autopsy case

S. Furukawa, L. Wingenfeld, A. Takaya, T. Nakagawa, I. Sakaguch, S. Morita, S. Yamasaki, Katsuji Nishi

Abstract: Hemangiopericytoma is a rare vascular soft-tissue tumor arising from the pericytes adjacent to capillaries. In this case report a semi-solid mass (5.5×5.0×3.5cm) originating from the greater omentum was detected at autopsy. Histopathologically, the tumor had a number of capillaries and dense spindle-shaped tumor cells that proliferated around the blood vessels. Histological and immunohistochemical findings confirmed a diagnosis of hemangiopericytoma. We report a case of hemangiopericytoma arising in the greater omentum and review the literature.
Keywords: hemangiopericytoma, greater omentum, autopsy, histological and immunohistochemical findings.

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