Research Article| Volume 11, ISSUE 3, P297-300, July 1987

Malignant hemangiopericytoma: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging

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      Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of a malignant hemangiopericytoma in a 58-year-old woman are described. The tumor was initially found in the abdomen and resected 34 years ago, but recurred 18 years later, followed by repeated recurrence and eventually metastasis to the lung and then to the liver. The lung nodules were round or oval, homogeneous, and well circumscribed while the massive tumor in the right lobe of the liver was poorly delineated with irregular areas of cystic necrosis. With proper setting of the repetition time and echo delay, the metastatic tumor became distinct from the uninvolved hepatic tissue on magnetic resonance imaging. In this case computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were complementary in evaluation of such a tumor.


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