Intraperitoneal recurrence of renal haemangiopericytoma
Fatima Zahra El Mírabet, Meryem Azegrar
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;27:264. doi:10.11604/pamj..27.264.10106

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Intraperitoneal recurrence of renal haemangiopericytoma

Fatima Zahra El Mírabet, Meryem Azegrar
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27:264. doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.27.264.10106. Published 09 Aug 2017

We describe a case of a 53 years old patient who underwent right nephrectomy for a renal tumor in 2005. The histological examination revealed an hemangiopericytoma with graveness signs. Ten years later, the patient developed a huge abdominal mass. CT scan showed a voluminous locally advanced tumor measuring 30*20 cm. The mass was multilobed and hypervascularized (A) Witch was compatible with a hemangiopericytoma. The biopsy confirmed the recurrence of the hemangiopericytoma (B). The patient received a palliative chemotherapy taking into consideration local and metastatic extension. Hemangiopericytoma is a rare vascular tumor that emerges from Zimmerman perocytes. Usually itís a voluminous asymptomatic mass with variable malignancy potential, and no specified clinical or radiological aspects. The standard of care is surgery and it should be suggested even for recurrences, the management of locally advanced and metastatic disease consists on palliative chemotherapy for sarcoma and should be discussed in a pluridisciplinary reunion.

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Fatima Zahra El Mírabet, Department of Medical Oncology, University Hospital Hassan II, Fes, Morocco

©Fatima Zahra El Mírabet et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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