Hemangiopericytoma of the confluence of sinuses and the transverse sinuses: Case report

Frederic P. Collignon, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, David G. Piepgras

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The authors describe the case of a 38-year-old man with progressive headache and blurred vision related to a hemangiopericytoma located exclusively in the confluence of sinuses (CoS) and in the transverse sinuses bilaterally. They believe this is the first report in which a hemangiopericytoma of the dural sinuses has been described without any intradural component. Although the diagnosis was not suspected preoperatively, a gross-total resection of the tumor with restoration of sinus patency was achieved to relieve the symptoms. This diagnosis should be included in the preoperative differential diagnosis of a tumor of the CoS. Successful resection can be achieved in these cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1085-1088
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Bovine pericardium
  • Confluence of sinuses
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Sinus repair
  • Transverse sinus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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