Intraocular hemangiopericytoma: A case report

Masahiko Shimura, Keiko Suzuki, Nobuo Fuse, Madoka Yoshida, Yuriko Saiki, Haruo Ohtani, Makoto Tamai

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A 55-year-old man presented with a smoothly elevated solid choroidal mass with choroidal detachment in the temporal region of the left eye. Both fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography suggested a vascularized lesion such as an angioma. However, radiographic examination revealed a solid, circumscribed, dome-shaped mass. During a 3-month observation, the mass gradually enlarged and invaded the iris. The possibility of malignant melanoma could not be ruled out. Due to rapid and continued growth of the tumor, the eye was enucleated. Histopathologic examination revealed proliferation of spindle-shaped cells surrounding reticulin-positive vessels, which is characteristic of hemangiopericytoma. To our knowledge, this is only the fourth reported case of intraocular hemangiopericytoma and the first diagnosed in a male patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-382
Number of pages5
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Tumor, intraocular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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