Intracranial infantile hemangiopericytoma: Case report

Brian J. McHugh, Jacob F. Baranoski, Ajay Malhotra, Alexander O. Vortmeyer, Gordon Sze, Charles C. Duncan

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Intracranial infantile hemangiopericytomas (HPCs) are exceedingly rare lesions. Only 11 cases have been previously reported in the literature. As such, little is known about the etiology, long-term prognosis, and optimal treatment paradigm. Clinically, they are consistently less aggressive than those in adults. The authors present the case of a 2-month-old boy with an intracranial HPC, review the available literature, discuss the evolving concepts of what defines an HPC, and offer a potential explanation to how HPC histology might relate to the clinical behavior of these lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Infantile
  • Intracranial
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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    McHugh, B. J., Baranoski, J. F., Malhotra, A., Vortmeyer, A. O., Sze, G., & Duncan, C. C. (2014). Intracranial infantile hemangiopericytoma: Case report. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 14(2), 149-154.