Thyroid gland
Other malignancies

Author: Sheren Younes, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 February 2017, last major update 2014

Copyright: (c) 2014-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: hemangiopericytoma thyroid

Cite this page: Hemangiopericytoma. website. Accessed April 26th, 2017.
Definition / General
  • Uncommon tumor that arises from pericytes, rare in thyroid
  • Usually 6th - 7th decades
  • Males and females are equally affected
Case Reports
Clinical Images

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Tumor of lateral cervical region

Lung metastases

Micro Description
  • Cellular tumor composed of plump spindle cells
  • Blood vessels are thin, slit-like, irregular, branching (staghorn)
  • Increased atypia and mitotic rate predict aggressive behavior
Micro Images

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Various images

Positive Stains
Differential Diagnosis
  • Other spindle cell lesions of thyroid