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Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics:
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Infantile Hemangiopericytoma of the Musculoskeletal System: Case Report and Literature Review

Hoey, S. A. M.D., F.R.C.S.C.; Letts, R. M. M.D., F.R.C.S.C.; Jimenez, C. M.D., F.R.C.P.C.

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Abstract

Infantile hemangiopericytoma is an uncommon cause of a soft-tissue mass in the neonatal period. Only 86 of these tumors have been reported in the literature. Thirty of these were located in the extremities. This review presents a case of infantile hemangiopericytoma localized to the knee in an 8-month-old infant. Current literature suggests that the majority of these lesions are benign, and surgical excision is curative. Recurrence and metastatic disease rarely occur. Because 30-50% of infantile hemangiopericytomas occur in the extremities, orthopaedic surgeons should be aware of and familiar with this tumor.

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