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Hemangiopericytomas of the Spine.

Muraszko, Karin M. M.D.; Antunes, Lobo J. M.D.; Hilal, Sadek K. M.D.; Michelsen, Jost W. M.D.
Neurosurgery: April 1982
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: Four cases of hemangiopericytoma of the spine are reported. These are rare tumors that arise from the pericytes. Due to their invasive nature and marked vascularity, a detailed radiological work-up including computed tomography and spinal angiography should be obtained before a direct surgical attack is performed. Embolization of the tumor may also be quite helpful before surgical excision and has allowed a gross total removal of the tumor in two of the cases. (Neurosurgery 10:473-479, 1982)

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