A Case Report of Sinonasal Hemangiopericytoma

Jiann Jy Chen, Jan Wen Ku, Chi-Jen Chen, Tsung Ming Chen, Hsing-Won Wang, Wei-Hwa Lee, Dem Lion Chen

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Sinonasal hemangiopericytoma is a rare sinonasal mesenchymal tumor, and is considered different from other reported hemangiopericytomas. A 37-year-old man presented with intermittent left epistaxis for three days. Rhinoscopic examination revealed a smooth red mass in the left middle nasal meatus. A pathology report of the biopsy specimen showed sinonasal hemangiopericytoma. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated the tumor had eroded the posterior nasal septum, involved the bilateral posterior ethmoid sinuses, and obstructed the ostium of the left maxillary sinus causing left maxillary sinusitis. After transarterial embolization, the tumor was endoscopically excised with a microdebrider. The postoperative course was uneventful and epistaxis did not recur during the following two years. Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging did not show any tumor recurrence, although the bilateral maxillary sinusitis remained. Nevertheless, the patient should be followed regularly to exclude the possibility of recurrence or metastasis.
Translated title of the contribution鼻及鼻竇血管外皮細胞瘤之病例報告
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • 血管外皮細胞瘤
  • 鼻及鼻竇腫瘤
  • 血管瘤
  • 流鼻血
  • 泛鼻竇炎
  • hemangiopericytoma
  • sinonasal neoplasm
  • hemangioma
  • epistaxis
  • pan-sinusitis


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