Cutaneous Vascular Anomalies – Hemangiopericytoma

November 2nd, 2013

Hemangiopericytoma is a cutaneous vascular anomaly that I very rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Hemangiopericytomas appear as a red or blue nodule on almost any anatomic skin location.  When examined histologically, Hemangiopericytomas have characteristic “stag horn like” vascular spaces.  It is difficult to determine a benign from a malignant  Hemangiopericytoma based on histology, so excision is typically recommended.  The larger Hemangiopericytomas have a higher tendency to be malignant and metastasize.

Hemangioperictyoma