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Hemangiopericytoma
Matthew T. Heller, MD, FSAR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Hemangiopericytoma (HPC)
              • Synonyms

                • Myopericytoma, infantile myofibromatosis, solitary fibrous tumor, and HPC-like lesions are heterogeneous groups of neoplasms that have been referred to as "hemangiopericytomas"
                  • All share pericytic (myoid) differentiation
              • Definitions

                • Vascular neoplasm that arises from pericytes and mostly occurs in extremities, pelvis, head/neck, and meninges; renal involvement is very rare

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Martín Martín S et al: Primary and metastatic renal hemangiopericytoma. Arch Esp Urol. 67(8):704-7, 2014
                                        2. Balaban M et al: Hemangiopericytoma of kidney: case report and review of the literature. Arch Ital Urol Androl. 84(3):158-60, 2012
                                        3. Kang SK et al: Contemporary imaging of the renal mass. Urol Clin North Am. 39(2):161-70, vi, 2012
                                        4. Raman SP et al: Beyond renal cell carcinoma: rare and unusual renal masses. Abdom Imaging. 37(5):873-84, 2012
                                        5. Taneja R et al: Common and less-common renal masses and masslike conditions. Radiol Clin North Am. 50(2):245-57, v-vi, 2012
                                        6. Hayasaka K et al: Computed tomography manifestations of renal hemangiopericytoma. Acta Radiol. 48(8):934-7, 2007
                                        7. Argyropoulos A et al: Renal haemangiopericytoma: the characteristics of a rare tumour. BJU Int. 95(7):943-7, 2005
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Abbreviations

                                                      • Hemangiopericytoma (HPC)
                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Myopericytoma, infantile myofibromatosis, solitary fibrous tumor, and HPC-like lesions are heterogeneous groups of neoplasms that have been referred to as "hemangiopericytomas"
                                                        • All share pericytic (myoid) differentiation
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Vascular neoplasm that arises from pericytes and mostly occurs in extremities, pelvis, head/neck, and meninges; renal involvement is very rare

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Martín Martín S et al: Primary and metastatic renal hemangiopericytoma. Arch Esp Urol. 67(8):704-7, 2014
                                                                              2. Balaban M et al: Hemangiopericytoma of kidney: case report and review of the literature. Arch Ital Urol Androl. 84(3):158-60, 2012
                                                                              3. Kang SK et al: Contemporary imaging of the renal mass. Urol Clin North Am. 39(2):161-70, vi, 2012
                                                                              4. Raman SP et al: Beyond renal cell carcinoma: rare and unusual renal masses. Abdom Imaging. 37(5):873-84, 2012
                                                                              5. Taneja R et al: Common and less-common renal masses and masslike conditions. Radiol Clin North Am. 50(2):245-57, v-vi, 2012
                                                                              6. Hayasaka K et al: Computed tomography manifestations of renal hemangiopericytoma. Acta Radiol. 48(8):934-7, 2007
                                                                              7. Argyropoulos A et al: Renal haemangiopericytoma: the characteristics of a rare tumour. BJU Int. 95(7):943-7, 2005