Sinonasal Hemangiopericytomas: A Clinicopathologic and DNA Content Study

Adel K. Naggar, John G. Batsakis, Glenn M. Garcia, Mario L. Luna, Helmuth Goepfert

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The clinicopathologic and the flow cytometric DNA characteristics of 14 patients with sinonasal hemangiopericytomas are presented. Patient and tumor characteristics were similar to previously published series. Flow cytometric analysis revealed a diploid DNA pattern and low S-phase in 13 neoplasms and an aneuploid DNA pattern with relatively high S-phase in one. Histopathologically, all diploid and low S-phase neoplasms displayed relatively uniform cellular features and low mitotic counts. All patients are alive and free of disease; one is still alive after a single recurrence. Our data suggest that sinonasal hemangiopericytomas are low-grade neoplasms as evidenced by their histomorphology and their DNA content. Recurrences are delayed and can be controlled.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-137
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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