Hemangiopericytoma of the parapharyngeal space

Brian A. Fishero, Kelly M. Guido, Howard S. McGuff, Josefine M. Heim-Hall, Frank R. Miller

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Hemangiopericytomas of the head and neck are rarely found in the parapharyngeal space. We report the case of a 53-year-old woman who presented with a globus sensation in her throat. Imaging detected a left submucosal oropharyngeal mass that extended into the prestyloid parapharyngeal space. The tumor was surgically excised en bloc. Histopathologic examination identified it as a hemangiopericytoma. We discuss the diagnosis and management of this rare entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-440
Number of pages5
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 28 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Fishero, B. A., Guido, K. M., McGuff, H. S., Heim-Hall, J. M., & Miller, F. R. (2013). Hemangiopericytoma of the parapharyngeal space. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 92(9), 436-440.