Urgent surgical management of congenital intracranial hemangiopericytoma in a preterm neonate

Yilmaz Semerci S., Demirel G., Vatansever B., Gundogdu S., Bolukbasi F., Oran G., ...More

British Journal of Neurosurgery, vol.33, no.4, pp.439-441, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02688697.2017.1366420
  • Journal Name: British Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.439-441
  • Keywords: Hemangiopericytoma, preterm, neonate
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Hemangiopericytoma is a rare mesenchymal tumor originating from capillary pericytes, known as Zimmermann pericytes. The adult form is not uncommon and generally malignant but tumor is found rarely in children. Here we describe an intracranial hemangiopericytoma in a preterm newborn whose had the tumor resected successfully shortly after birth.