Primary malignant haemangiopericytoma of the lung. A case report and review of the literature

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dc.contributor.author De Wet Lubbe J.J.
dc.contributor.author Barnard P.M.
dc.contributor.author Van Der Walt J.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-18T14:57:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-18T14:57:58Z
dc.date.issued 1973
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/7771
dc.description Article
dc.description.abstract A case of a primary pulmonary malignant hemangiopericytoma occurring in the left upper lobe of a 35 yr old woman is reported. Possible myoblastic differentiation was noted in some areas of the tumor, which may lend support to Zimmerman's original theory on the function of the pericyte, i.e., that it is a modified smooth muscle cell which alters the size of the capillary lumen. This is only the 20th reported case and only the 3rd to metastasize. The patient succumbed to cerebral and hepatic metastases 2 mth after surgery. These tumors are usually radio resistant. A brief review of the reported cases is presented.
dc.subject central nervous system metastasis
dc.subject diagnosis
dc.subject etiology
dc.subject fatality
dc.subject hemangiopericytoma
dc.subject histology
dc.subject liver metastasis
dc.subject lung cancer
dc.subject lung lobectomy
dc.subject lung tumor
dc.subject major clinical study
dc.subject malignant hemangiopericytoma
dc.subject metastasis
dc.subject review
dc.subject surgery
dc.subject uracil xyloside
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Case Report
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Hemangiopericytoma
dc.subject Human
dc.subject Lung
dc.subject Lung Neoplasms
dc.subject Male
dc.title Primary malignant haemangiopericytoma of the lung. A case report and review of the literature
dc.type Article


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