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MATOS TAMAYO, Modesto E et al. Benign mediastinal hemangiopericytoma in an adult. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.11, pp. 1630-1633. ISSN 1029-3019.
The clinical case of a patient aged 49, who was hospitalized at the Internal Medicine Service and referred to General Surgery Service, having a mediastinal tumor diagnosis, which was initially considered as a possible lymphoma or teratoma, is described. In the scheduled thoracotomy, done through an incision of mean stereotomy, a big mediastinal tumor, well-attached to surrounding structures, was found but it could be totally removed. A histopathological study of the surgical specimen showed a benign hemangiopericytoma with an uncommon location. No complication was observed in the postoperative time period. The patient was discharged from the medical follow-up room so he could return to his normal lifestyle after 4 weeks of being surgically treated.
Keywords : mediastinal tumor; hemangiopericytoma; thoracotomy; surgery.