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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-89

Hemangiopericytoma of greater omentum presenting as a huge abdominal lump


Department of Surgery, Agartala Government Medical College and G. B. Pant Hospital, Agartala, Tripura, India

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Damodar Chatterjee
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.39626

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Hemangiopericytoma is a rare neoplasm that can occur in any part of the human body, but it rarely develops in the greater omentum. We report a case of a patient who presented with a huge abdominal lump. At laparotomy, a huge vascular tumor, which was observed originating from the greater omentum, was resected. Histopathology investigation revealed this tumor as a benign hemangiopericytoma with a malignant potential.


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