Infantile hemangiopericytoma with recurrence: a case report


  • Durgashankar Jaipal Department of Pathology, Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
  • Sunita Kulhari Department of Pathology, Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
  • Mohit Gupta Department of Pathology, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Science, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India
  • Neelu Gupta Department of Pathology, Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India



Infantile, Hemangiopericytoma, Vascular, Recurrence


Infantile hemangiopericytoma is rare vascular tumour in infant. These tumour usually solid, occur in the subcutaneous tissues of head and neck. Mainly it has a benign behaviour but recurrence and metastasis also seen. Herein, we report on one full term female child, delivered with a nodular swelling present behind the right ear. Complete surgical excision with safety margins was performed for the lesion. Histological examination of the lesion showed picture of infantile hemangiopericytoma. There is evidence of local recurrence present, nodular swelling reoccur at excision site and gradually increase in size and become 15×13×11 cm size. After twenty days child has died.


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