Retroperitoneal Hemangiopericytoma

  • Cheng-Hua Luo
  • Xiaobing Chen


Systemic hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a rare tumor, only accounting for 5% of soft tissue sarcomas. It can arise from anywhere with capillaries in the body, commonly seen in the lower limbs, retroperitoneum, or pelvis. Nine out of 24 cases of hemangiopericytoma occurred in the trunk and retroperitoneum as reported by O’Brien and Brasfield (1965), while 41/106 (Enzinger and Smith 1976), 22/60 (McMaster et al. 1975 b), or 5/20 (Felix et al. 1981) cases of hemangiopericytoma were reported to occur in the retroperitoneum.


  1. Enzinger FM, Smith BH. Hemangiopericytoma. An analysis of 106 cases. Hum Pathol. 1976;7:61–82.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Felix EL, Wood DK, Das Gupta TK. Tumors of the retroperitoneum. Curr Probl Cancer. 1981;6:1–47.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Howard JW, Davis PL. Retroperitoneal hemangiopericytoma associated with hypoglycemia and masculinization. Del Med J. 1959;31:29–34.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. McMaster MJ, Soule EH, Ivins JC. Hemangiopericytoma. A clinicopathologic study and long-term follow up of 60 patients. Cancer. 1975b;36(6):2232–44.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. O’brien P, Brasfield RD. Hemangiopericytoma. Cancer. 1965;18:249–52.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Stout AP, Murray MR. Hemangiopericytoma: a vascular tumor featuring Zimmermann’s pericytes. Ann Surg. 1942;116(1):26–33.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Peking University International HospitalBeijingChina

Personalised recommendations