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Hemangiopericytoma


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Overview

Hemangiopericytoma is a term used to described a group of tumors that are derived from pericytes, the cells normally arranged along specific types of blood vessels called capillaries and venules. These types of tumors are typically slow-growing, may be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous), and may occur anywhere in the body.[1]
Last updated: 11/19/2013

References

  1. Kumar: Robbins and Cotran: Pathologic Basis of Disease, 7th ed.. Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier; 2005;
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