Hemangiopericytoma of the Gingiva – A Case Report

Authors

  • Sushruth Nayak
  • Sandhya Shrivastava
  • Prachi Nayak
  • Kush Pathak

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15968

Keywords:

pericytes, hemangiopericytoma, staghorn pattern.

Abstract

Hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a very rare tumor with uncertain malignant potential. It is a soft tissue
tumor which originates from the pericytes in the walls of the blood capillaries. Both benign and malignant
varieties are present with the tendency to metastasize. It was first described by Stout and Murray in 1942.
The incidence of occurrence in oral cavity is very rare. We report a case of 57 year old male, who presented
with an exophytic overgrowth from the lingual aspect of the maxillary left gingiva which extended into the
palatal area. The tumor was completely removed with wide surgical excision. The histopathological study
of the tumor suggested the HPC.

Author Biographies

Sushruth Nayak

Professor & Head,, Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, M.M. College of Dental Sciences & Research, M.M (Deemed to be university), Mullana, Haryana

Sandhya Shrivastava

Professor & Head, Department of Oral Pathology &Microbiology, New Horizon Dental College and Research Institute, Sakri, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

Prachi Nayak

Professor,Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology M.M. College of Dental Sciences & Research, M.M
(Deemed to be university), Mullana, Haryana

Kush Pathak

Reader, Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology M.M. College of Dental Sciences & Research, M.M
(Deemed to be university), Mullana, Haryana

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Nayak, S. ., Shrivastava, S. ., Nayak, P. ., & Pathak, K. . (2021). Hemangiopericytoma of the Gingiva – A Case Report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 4304-4308. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15968

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