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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2016, XLI/244: 198-201

Title: Haemangiopericytoma-like tumor of the nasal cavity treated by endoscopy – a case report

Author: Piszczatowski B, Różańska M, Sieśkiewicz A, Reszeć J, Rogowski M. 

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Haemangiopericytoma-like tumor of the nasal cavity treated by endoscopy – a case report


Piszczatowski B1, Różańska M1, Sieśkiewicz A1, Reszeć J2, Rogowski M1.

Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland: 1Department of Otolaryngology; 2Department of Pathomorphology

Haemangiopericytoma (HPC) is an uncommon, vascular tumor derived from Zimmerman pericytes surrounding blood vessels. HPC constitute around 1% of all tumors of vascular origin and may appear anywhere, 5% of them can be situated in nasal cavity. Tumor location within the head and neck predispose to its benign character and improves prognosis. This case report presents the case of 33-year-old patient with haemangiopericytoma-like tumor of the nasal cavity, presented symptoms of impaired nasal breathing and recurrent epistaxis. Tumor was excised with 0 degree endoscope. The follow-up recurrence-free period was 2 year 6 months and shows this is effective way of treatment. Described in the literature late recurrences and metastases reminds that regular, life-long observation is mandatory.

Key words: haemangiopericytoma-like tumor, endoscopy, pericytes

Pol Med J, 2016; XLI (244); 198–201