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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 448--453

An Institutional Review of 10 Cases of Spinal Hemangiopericytoma/Solitary Fibrous Tumor

1 Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Pankaj K Singh
Department of Neurosurgery, Room No. 718, CN Centre and Associated JPN Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.284374

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Background: Spinal hemangiopericytoma is very rare tumors with only a few case reports and one case series. We have treated ten patients between 2004 and 2017 and, thus, present a retrospective review of our patients with a focus on clinical presentation, radiological features, management, pathology, and outcome. Materials and Methods: Histopathological data were reviewed in all the cases and clinical and follow-up details were collected from data available in our department. Results: There were five males and five females, including one pediatric patient. The mean age of the patients was 34.7 years (Range 12–52 years). Dorsal, cervical, and lumbar spine involvement were found in five, four, and one patient, respectively. Intradural extramedullary tumor was the most common tumor and all patients presented motor weaknesses. Gross total resection of the tumor was done in seven patients and six patients received postoperative radiotherapy. Histopathology showed anaplastic tumor in two cases with high MIB-1 labelling index. Most patients were positive for CD34, vimentin, mic-2, and bcl-2. While the seven patients who underwent gross total resection improved significantly and were self-ambulatory in the follow-up period, two patients who underwent subtotal resection expired due to tumor metastasis. Conclusion: Spinal hemangiopericytoma is a very rare tumor. We present a series of cases treated at our institute for the same. Gross total resection is the goal and radiotherapy should be given in case of residual tumor or high-grade tumors. Prognosis is good after gross total excision and functional recovery can be expected in most patients.


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