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Splenic hemangiopericytoma in a one-month-old infant

  • Wendy Yang
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    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Linkou, Taoyuan County 333, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
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  • Jin-Yao Lai
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    Corresponding author. Tel.: +886 3 3281200; fax: +886 3 3285056.
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    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Linkou, Taoyuan County 333, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
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  • Chi-Hui Cheng
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    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Linkou, Taoyuan County 333, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
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  • Chuen Hsueh
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    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Linkou, Taoyuan County 333, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
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      Abstract

      Hemangiopericytoma is an uncommon tumor that occurs mostly in middle-aged adults. There have been only sporadic case reports of splenic involvement, and in all but one the treatment has been total splenectomy. We present a one-month-old boy with splenic hemangiopericytoma treated with partial splenectomy. This is the youngest case in the literature, and there has been no recurrence noted after two years of follow up.

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