Metastatic hemangiopericytoma with prolonged survival.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of a hemangiopericytoma tumor metastatic to the lung from a central nervous system primary tumor in the posterior fossa is reported. The tumor was not responsive to treatment with cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin (doxorubicin), vincristine, DTIC (CYVADIC), high-dose methotrexate with citrovorum factor rescue, aziridinobenzoquinone (AZQ), or dibromodulcitol. However, the patient has had a prolonged survival, lasting for more than 26 years from original diagnosis, despite extensive recurrent primary disease and massive pulmonary metastases. Clinical and pathologic characteristics of these tumors are reviewed, with emphasis on the potential for long-term survival.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hart, LL; Weinberg, JB

Published Date

  • August 15, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 916 - 920

PubMed ID

  • 3594410

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-543X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(19870815)60:4<916::aid-cncr2820600434>;2-o


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States