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Radical surgical resection with removal of all meningeal attachments is typically the preferred treatment. However this treatment option is generally possible in only 50-67% of patients who have meningeal hemangiopericytoma. Embolization prior to surgery is recommended because of the excessive bleeding associated with these tumors. Embolization is a method of stopping the blood flow to the tumor. This can be done mechanicially or through the use of chemicals that cause blood vessels to close. If chemicals that kill cells are used during embolization the procedure is referred to as chemoembolization.
Last updated: 11/19/2013
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- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Hemangiopericytoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.