Luis C Lagarde and Joseph Albert R Montoya
*Corresponding Author: Luis C Lagarde, Gynecologist, Mexico.
Received: August 01, 2022; Published: August 25, 2022
Background: Intracranial hemangiopericytoma is a rare condition caused by neoplastic transformation of the Zimmerman's pericytes of the meninges.
Case Report: A case of a 27-year-old previously healthy female whose chief complaint was headache and painful blurring of vision. Neurologic examination on admission revealed left ophthalmoplegia. MRI revealed a hyperintense middle cranial fossa mass with vasogenic edema with preliminary impression of meningioma. She was initially given steroids then underwent tumor resection. Histopathologic studies revealed findings of hemangiopericytoma. She was discharged stable with improvement of initially observed deficits, but she eventually lost to follow up.
Conclusion: Hemangiopericytoma are rare lesions that require a thorough histopathologic investigation since these tumors are difficult to distinguish from meningiomas in preoperative imaging. Our case report was initially diagnosed as a case of meningioma. Our approach to management was complete total resection of the tumor with a plan of post operative radiation therapy and monitoring for tumor recurrence.
Keywords: Intracranial Hemangiopericytoma; Ophthalmoplegia; MRI
Citation: Luis C Lagarde and Joseph Albert R Montoya. “Intracranial Hemangiopericytoma Presenting as Ophthalmoplegia". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.9 (2022): 68-70.
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