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Anaplastic hemangiopericytoma of eyelid: An unusual location


1 Department of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Ocular Pathology, Dr. R.P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Sushmita Pathy,
Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
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Hemangiopericytomas (HPCs) are rare soft tissue tumors. The eyelid is a very uncommon site for these tumors, and an anaplastic variant of HPC in the eyelid has not been reported before. A 44-year-old male presented with complaints of slowly progressive, painless swelling on the inner aspect of the left upper eyelid for 9 months. He underwent local excision of the swelling and histopathology revealed a WHO Grade III anaplastic HPC. Whole body 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography done postoperatively did not show any evidence of local or distant disease. The patient was planned for adjuvant radiotherapy of 60 Gy in 30 fractions over 6 weeks in view of high grade of histopathology and doubtful margins. He is disease free at the time of the last follow-up. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of anaplastic HPC of eyelid being reported in English literature.


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