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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1729-0503
Vol. 5, No. 3, 2005, pp. 261-264
Bioline Code: hs05044
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2005, pp. 261-264

 en Extremity Haemangiopericytoma, A Case Report From Nigeria
Thanni, Lateef O. A

Abstract

Haemangiopericytoma is an uncommon soft tissue sarcoma of vascular origin. It occurs more frequently in the extremities than elsewhere in the body although it can arise in any organ. Wide surgical excision is the mainstay of treatment. However, adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy are desirable because the malignant nature of this tumour is frequently unpredictable. Adjuvant therapy is recommended for metastases, recurrence and incomplete resection. Long term follow up is essential in all cases as recurrence can occur several years after treatment. Where little or no experience with managing this tumor exists, it is important to be aware of its clinical behaviour and the treatment options, hence this case reports.

Keywords
haemangiopericytoma, sarcoma, tumour, radiotherapy, chemotherapy

 
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