Hemangiopericytoma: A slow growing tumor that develops in deep soft tissues an tends to occur mainly in the abdomen (pelvic retroperitoneum specifically), hips, shoulders, upper arms and upper legs.
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Prognosis for Hemangiopericytoma
Prognosis for Hemangiopericytoma:
only about a quarter of the tumors are malignant
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Definitions of Hemangiopericytoma:
A mesenchymal tumor of perivascular cell origin, composed of dilated vascular spaces (some with a staghorn or bifed shape) throughout the entire tumor. The tumor cells are surrounded by reticulin, are negative for muscle, nerve sheath, and epithelial markers, and are positive for CD34. The biologic behavior of hemangiopericytoma cannot always be predicted from the morphologic features. The 5- and 10-year survival rates of malignant hemangiopericytomas have been reported to be 40% and 29% respectively (partially adapted from S. Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology, 3rd ed., 1999). -- 2004
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Hemangiopericytoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Hemangiopericytoma, or a subtype of Hemangiopericytoma,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Hemangiopericytoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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