Cutaneous Vascular Anomalies – Hemangiopericytoma
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.