Cutaneous metastasis of malignant hemangiopericytoma

V. Boneschi, L. Brambilla, G. Chiappino, L. Bruognolo, G. F. Altomare

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A case of metastatic hemangiopericytoma involving the skin of an 82-year-old man is described. Metastatic nodules first appeared on the skin and 2 months later in the lungs. The primitive tumor was not found. The neoplasm run a fast and fatal course of about 3 months. The first metastatic skin nodule, which bled easily, underwent a cycle of radiotherapy that caused its partial regression. Clinical and histopathological aspects, differential diagnoses, prognosis and therapy of hemangiopericytoma are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-246
Number of pages6
JournalAnnali Italiani di Dermatologia Clinica e Sperimentale
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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