volume 40, issue 2, Pe51-e53 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.01.019
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Milorad Vilendecic, Gordan Grahovac, Smiljka Lambasa, Vjekoslav Jelec, Iva Topic

Abstract: Hemangiopericytoma of the posterior cervical space and occipital bone is an uncommon lesion which should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a lumpy and highly vascular lesion of the posterior cervical space. We report the case of a 47-year-old woman who experienced sudden and painful occipital and posterior cervical swelling. She underwent a blind biopsy which was complicated by profuse bleeding. The palpable lesion was not properly diagnosed preoperatively, and the endocranial extension of the les…

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