Metastatic craniocervical hemangiopericytoma presenting with hydrocephalus and papilledema – Case review

Barry Ting Sheen Kweh, Chengde Pham, Catriona McLean, Jin Wee Tee

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Hemangiopericytomas are rare mesenchymal tumors with propensity to recur locally and metastasize. We report the unique case of a fifty-five-year-old male with recurrence of a previously resected craniocervical hemangiopericytoma presenting with obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to new metastatic cerebellar deposits. Emergent surgical resection of the cerebellar hemangiopericytomas was performed prior to adjuvant radiotherapy. Hemangiopericytomas are rare but important differentials for craniocervical junction lesions. Gross total resection remains the cornerstone of management with post-operative radiotherapy and chemotherapy as potential adjuncts. Tumors located in deep regions pose complex management challenges as safe maximal excision may be limited by proximal eloquent structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-187
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Craniocervical
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Neurosurgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Solitary fibrous tumor

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