November 2, 2013

| perri dermatology
Medically reviewed by Anthony J. Perri, M.D.

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 | perri dermatology