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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2006;40(6): 467-470.
Cystic Hemangiopericytoma in the Third Ventricle.
Jong Eun Sim, Jin Sook Jeong, Sun Seob Choi, Young Min Choi, Ki Uk Kim
1Departments of Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor Institute, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea. kukim@donga.ac.kr
2Departments of Pathology, Brain Tumor Institute, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea.
3Departments of Diagnostic Radiology, Brain Tumor Institute, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea.
4Departments of Onco-radiology, Brain Tumor Institute, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Primary intracranial hemangiopericytoma is rare and resemble meningioma on imaging study. It shows meningeal attachment, and is usually isointense with gray matter on T1-weighted MR image with heterogeneous enhancement and prominent vascular flow voids on T2-weighted image. Cystic type of hemangiopericytoma is very rare and only 3 cases have been reported in the literature which arised in the middle fossa, cerebellum, and occipital area. Ventricular hemangiopericytomas were reported in 9 cases, and all of them were solid type. Authors experienced a peculiar case of cystic hemangiopericytoma in the 3rd ventricle and report it with review of the literature.
Key Words: Ventricle; Cystic; Hemangiopericytoma
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