Turkish Neurosurgery 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 6
Hemangiopericytoma of the Cervicothoracic Spine: A Case Report and Literature Review
Peng ZHANG1, Jingmei HU2, Dongsheng ZHOU1
1Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Department of Orthopaedics, Jinan, China
2Center for Reproductive Medicine, Shandong University, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Jinan, China
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.8299-13.1 A case of hemangiopericytoma in the cervicothoracic spine is reported. A 43-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with pain in the scapular region radiating to the left upper extremity, numbness, and weakness of the legs. Magnetic resonance image revealed an intraspinal, extradural mass at the level of the C6-T2 vertebral bodies. The lesion also involved the dorsal paraspinal area with a giant mass. A total resection of the tumor was performed and histopathological findings revealed a malignant hemangiopericytoma. The patient showed rapid neurological function improvement after surgery. It is well-recognized that hemangiopericytoma is an aggressive tumor with a high risk of recurrence and propensity to metastasize. The tumor is rarely found in the central nervous system, and only a few reports could be found in the literature. We present a case of cericothoracic spinal hemangiopericytoma with an intensive review of the literature. Keywords : Hemangiopericytoma, Cervicothoracic spine, Extradural tumor, Total resection
Corresponding author : Peng Zhang, sir_zhang@126.com