Hemangiopericytomas are rare tumors of vascular origin featuring pericytes distributed about vascular spaces. Silver reticulin stain is essential to their histologic diagnosis. Approximately one third occur in the head and neck. Metastases occur in nearly one half of all cases and late local recurrences are common They are relatively radioresistant despite their great vascular component. The recognized treatment is therefore wide local excision and lifelong follow-up. Forty-two previously reported cases are tabulated and three new cases are presented. The occurrence of this lesion in the larynx is described for the first time.
Walike JW, Bailey BJ. Head and Neck Hemangiopericytoma. Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;93(4):345–353. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770060537001
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: