Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 549–551 | Cite as

Hemangiopericytoma of the Greater Omentum

  • Hiroaki Shiba
  • Takeyuki Misawa
  • Susumu Kobayashi
  • Tokuyasu Yokota
  • Kyonsu Son
  • Katsuhiko Yanaga
Article

Abstract

A 41-year-old Chinese woman was admitted to our hospital with epigastric pain. Computed tomography detected a heterogeneous enhancement tumor fed by the left gastroepiploic artery in the left lower quadrant and cholelithiasis. Excision of the tumor in the greater omentum and cholecystectomy were performed laparoscopically. Histological findings confirmed a diagnosis of hemangiopericytoma with low-grade malignancy. To our knowledge, hemangiopericytoma of the greater omentum is very rare, and only 12 cases were reported in English literature. We report a case of hemangiopericytoma arising in the greater omentum and review the literature.

Keywords

Hemangiopericytoma Greater omentum Laparoscopic surgery 

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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroaki Shiba
    • 1
  • Takeyuki Misawa
    • 1
  • Susumu Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Tokuyasu Yokota
    • 1
  • Kyonsu Son
    • 1
  • Katsuhiko Yanaga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryJikei University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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