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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2003;33(1): 102-104.
Hemangiopericyotma with Metastasis to the Cervical Spine: Case Report.
Hyo Cheol Cheon, In Young Kim, Jung Kil Lee, Soo Han Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. soohan@chonnam.ac.kr
We report a case of metastatic hemangiopericytoma to the cervical spine. A 55-year-old female having a history of intracranial cavernous hemangiopericytoma, which was found 78 months ago was admitted to our hospital with posterior neck pain and left arm radiating pain. Magnetic resonance image revealed a tumor invading the C6 and C7 vertebral body and compressing the spinal cord. The histopathologic findings were characteristic of hemangiopericytoma. Extracranial metastases of hemangiopericytoma can occur long after the previous treatment in unexpected sites, especially in skeletal system. Bone scintigraphy is an useful tool to detect osseous metastasis, furthermore single negative scan is not sufficient to exclude bone metastasis.
Key Words: Metastasis; Hemangiopericytoma; Spine; Bone scintigraphy
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