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Surgery Today

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 64–67 | Cite as

Hemangiopericytoma of the Sigmoid Mesentery: Report of a case with immunohistochemical findings

  • Takahito Nakagawa
  • Yuichi Shinoda
  • Yoshihiro Masuko
  • Takahiro Ohshima
  • Katsumi Shirota
  • Yukinori Yoshida
  • Katsuhiro Ogawa
  • Junichi Uchino
Case Reports

Abstract

Hemangiopericytoma has been described in various sites in the body but only rarely in the mesocolon. This report describes the clinical course of an 83-year-old man whose mesosigmoidal tumor (hemangiopericytoma) was resected on 11 November 1994. Immunostaining was done with the following primary antibodies: α-actin, vimentin, factor VIII-related antigen, chromogranin, and S-100. Staining for factor VIII-related antigen was strongly positive in the endothelial cells of the capillaries, but negative in the tumor cells. The tumor cells contained immunoreactive vimentin, but demonstrated no α-actin, chromogranin, or S-100. Since the operation, the patient has been disease-free for 11 months.

Key Words

hemangiopericytoma mesocolon immunostaining 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takahito Nakagawa
    • 1
    • 3
  • Yuichi Shinoda
    • 1
  • Yoshihiro Masuko
    • 1
    • 3
  • Takahiro Ohshima
    • 1
    • 3
  • Katsumi Shirota
    • 2
  • Yukinori Yoshida
    • 4
  • Katsuhiro Ogawa
    • 4
  • Junichi Uchino
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryFurano Kyokai HospitalFuranoJapan
  2. 2.Department of MedicineFurano Kyokai HospitalFuranoJapan
  3. 3.First Department of SurgeryHokkaido University School of MedicineSapporoJapan
  4. 4.First Department of PathologyAsahikawa Medical CollegeHokkaidoJapan

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