, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 440–445 | Cite as

Neuroradiological features of intracranial and intraorbital meningeal haemangiopericytomas

  • J. Ruscalleda
  • M. Feliciani
  • A. Avila
  • E. Castañer
  • E. Guardia
  • M. de Juan
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


The neuroradiological features of six intracranial and one intraorbital haemangiopericytomas (HP) are reviewed. CT was performed before and after IV contrast medium in 5 patients. In 2 patients MRI was performed before and after contrast medium; in another, only unenhanced images were obtained. Five patients were studied by selective external and internal carotid artery angiography. Women constituted 5 of the 7 patients, and the mean age was 50.5 years, thus the sex and age distribution did not differ from that of typical meningiomas. Contrary to previous reports, calcification was present in two of the intracranial HP, and bone erosion was clearly seen in one intracranial HP and the orbital lesion. On MRI the tumours showed no differences from angioblastic meningiomas. All 6 intracranial HP were aggressive; all recurred following treatment and extracerebral metastasis occurred in one case.

Key words

Intracranial haemangiopericytoma CT MRI Angiography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Ruscalleda
    • 1
  • M. Feliciani
    • 1
  • A. Avila
    • 2
  • E. Castañer
    • 3
  • E. Guardia
    • 1
  • M. de Juan
    • 1
  1. 1.Neuroradiology SectionHospital de Sant Pau Universidad AutónomaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Neurology, Hospital de Sant PauUniversidad AutónomaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Hospital de Sant PauUniversidad AutónomaBarcelonaSpain

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