Hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a rare vascular tumour and difficult to diagnose clinically. Incidence is reported in fourth to fifth decade of life.With female predominance, 3%–5% cases affect the oral cavity, sinus lining and meninges. The patient presented with 8×6 cm swelling on her face, evaluation reported it to be HPC. Bilateral maxillary artery embolisation, wide local excision of the lesion, preserving the left eye and its function, was done. No recurrence is reported at 1-year follow-up. Response of such lesions to radiotherapy is questionable; with no lymphadenopathy and adequate encapsulation, embolisation of feeder vessel followed by a wide local excision of the lesion seems to be a fairly good option of treatment.
- dentistry and oral medicine
- oral and maxillofacial surgery
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Contributors BV and NK operated the case. AR and HSV helped in collecting the literature. AR guided in surgery and helped in preoperative planning and successful surgical outcome. AR kept the patient under follow-up and managed the patient postoperatively. All four authors are the guarantor of the manuscript.
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