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Hemangiopericytoma MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hemangiopericytoma
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.645.380
Unique ID
D006393
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006393
Annotation
benign or malignant; coordinate with precoordinated organ/neoplasm term
Scope Note
A tumor composed of spindle cells with a rich vascular network, which apparently arises from pericytes, cells of smooth muscle origin that lie around small vessels. Benign and malignant hemangiopericytomas exist, and the rarity of these lesions has led to considerable confusion in distinguishing between benign and malignant variants. (From Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1364)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Hemangiopericytoma Preferred
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