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Hemangiopericytoma: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hemangiopericytoma is available below.

Symptoms of Hemangiopericytoma

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Hemangiopericytoma: Complications

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Causes of Hemangiopericytoma

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Disease Topics Related To Hemangiopericytoma

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Less Common Symptoms of Hemangiopericytoma

Hemangiopericytoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Hemangiopericytoma

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Hemangiopericytoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hemangiopericytoma

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Hemangiopericytoma: Rare Types

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Hemangiopericytoma: Animations

Prognosis for Hemangiopericytoma

Prognosis for Hemangiopericytoma: only about a quarter of the tumors are malignant

Research about Hemangiopericytoma

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Clinical Trials for Hemangiopericytoma

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Hemangiopericytoma

Hemangiopericytoma: Broader Related Topics

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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 - (Source - Diseases Database)

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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