What is Hemangiopericytoma Of The Brain?It is a rare type of tumor that occurs in the blood vessels and soft tissues of the brain and spinal cord. Hemagiocytoma can arise from any capillary in the body. A capillary is a small blood vessel 5-10 um in diameter. Hemangiopericytoma of the brain can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). The mean age for the development of hemangiopericytoma is 45 years.
Disease Etiology (Causes)There is no well-known cause.
Signs and SymptomsThe patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Weakness of legs and arms
- Blurred vision
DiagnosisThe following diagnostic tests and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Imaging tests such as X-Ray, CT-scan (computerized tomography), PET-scan (Positron emission tomography) help detect the site, size, and location of the tumor.
- Tumor biopsy and histopathological examination