Turkish Neurosurgery 2016 , Vol 26 , Num 1
Intracranial Hemangiopericytoma in a Child: A Case Report with Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Findings
Ali Murat KOC1, Ali Yusuf ONER1, Murat UCAR1, Alp Ozgun BORCEK2
1Gazi University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Ankara, Turkey
2Gazi University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.8374-14.1 Hemangiopericytoma is a hypervascular soft tissue sarcoma with a predilection for the extremities. It has two clinical types according to the age of presentation: Infantile hemangiopericytoma (<1 years) and adult type hemangiopericytoma (>1 years). The intracranial location is very rare and accounts for only 0.4-1% of all primary brain tumors, with only 10% detected in the pediatric age group. The differential diagnosis of this rare tumor from other extra-axial masses plays an important role in proper treatment planning. There are few case reports in adult patients indicating that magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) can play a role in the differential diagnosis. Here, we present imaging findings of this rare tumor, including MRS at 3.0T of an intracranial hemangiopericytoma in a 4.5 year old boy. Keywords : Hemangiopericytoma, MR Spectroscopy, Intracranial, Childhood
Corresponding author : Ali Murat Ko, alimuratcoach@yahoo.com