Primary pulmonary haemangiopericytoma: A very rare case

HAN S., Yazkan R., Cakiroglu E., Sakinci U.

Heart Lung and Circulation, vol.14, no.4, pp.263-265, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.hlc.2005.03.020
  • Journal Name: Heart Lung and Circulation
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-265
  • Keywords: Cancer, Lung, Pathology
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Hemangiopericytoma is a mesenchymal neoplasm originating from pericytes - a cell type that surround capillaries. Its primary localization in the lung is extremely rare. A 41-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital with an abnormal opacity on his chest X-ray. A primary tumor, located in the left upper lobe, was resected, and final diagnosis was hemangiopericytoma of pulmonary origin. The patient has been well for 2 years since the operation with no sign of recurrence or metastasis. A rare case of primary pulmonary tumor has been presented, and possibilities and difficulties in diagnosis as well as therapy are discussed. © 2005 Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.