Primary Mediastinal Hemangiopericytoma: A Case Report

Yun Hsuan Tzeng, Gong Yau Lan, Ming Teng Chung, Jene John Fu

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Primary mediastinal hemangiopericytomas are very rare tumors. We present a patient with this disease and discuss the clinical symptoms, diagnosis, and the correlation of radiographic features. A 53-year-old woman complained of the cough and the dyspnea for months before consultation. The chest X-rays and computed tomography revealed a well-defined intensive enhanced mass in the left middle mediastinum with necrotic changes and calcification within it. The patient underwent left thoracotomy with tumor resection, and a final diagnosis of primary mediastinal hemangiopericytoma was made. To our knowledge, only 20 cases of primary mediastinal hemangiopericytoma have been reported in the English literature, but no patient was reported with calcification. We present the first case of a mediastinal hemangiopericytoma with central calcification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Calcification
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Mediastinum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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