Skip navigation

Disease Hemangiopericytoma

Name Hemangiopericytoma
Synonym Hemangiopericytomas
Definition A tumor composed of spindle cells with a rich vascular network, which apparently arises from pericytes, cells of smooth muscle origin that lie around small vessels. Benign and malignant hemangiopericytomas exist, and the rarity of these lesions has led to considerable confusion in distinguishing between benign and malignant variants. (From Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1364)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D006393
External Links

Top ↑ Ancestors

DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hemangiopericytoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

Top ↑ Descendants

Hemangiopericytoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Hemangiopericytoma, Malignant
  Lipomatous hemangiopericytoma