Hemangiopericytoma of the Greater Omentum


A 41-year-old Chinese woman was admitted to our hospital with epigastric pain. Computed tomography detected a heterogeneous enhancement tumor fed by the left gastroepiploic artery in the left lower quadrant and cholelithiasis. Excision of the tumor in the greater omentum and cholecystectomy were performed laparoscopically. Histological findings confirmed a diagnosis of hemangiopericytoma with low-grade malignancy. To our knowledge, hemangiopericytoma of the greater omentum is very rare, and only 12 cases were reported in English literature. We report a case of hemangiopericytoma arising in the greater omentum and review the literature.

DOI: 10.1007/s11605-007-0099-x

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@article{Shiba2007HemangiopericytomaOT, title={Hemangiopericytoma of the Greater Omentum}, author={Hiroaki Shiba and Takeyuki Misawa and Susumu Kobayashi and Tokuyasu Yokota and Kyonsu Son and Katsuhiko Yanaga}, journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery}, year={2007}, volume={11}, pages={549 - 551} }