Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 52–56 | Cite as

Hemangiopericytoma of Gingiva in a 4-Year-Old Child: A Rare Case Report

  • Ashish GuptaEmail author
  • Sneha D. Sharma
  • Pankaj Bansal
  • Seema Sikka
Case Report


A hemangiopericytoma is a type of soft tissue sarcoma that originates in the pericytes in the walls of capillaries which was characterized in 1942. It is commonly seen in the age group of 5th–6th decades of adults and only 5–10% of cases occur in children with extreme rare occurrence in head and neck region (16%). A rare case of hemangiopericytoma in a 4-year-old female patient is presented here and its clinical, histopathological and immunohistochemically features are discussed. Though surgical resection remains the mainstay, excisional biopsy was primarily performed to reach the final diagnosis. Even in the follow-up phase of 1 year, no recurrence or no metastatic changes were observed.


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Statement

The work described in our article reporting a case of hemangiopericytoma in a 4-year-old child has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki), and the appropriate consent was taken from the patient’s guardians for the excisional biopsy performed. Also, the work conducted was approved by the Ethical Committee of the Institutional Board.

Informed Consent

Informed Consent was taken from the patient’s guardian for being the part of research work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashish Gupta
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Sneha D. Sharma
    • 1
  • Pankaj Bansal
    • 1
  • Seema Sikka
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences & ResearchFaridabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of Oral & Maxillofacial SurgerySudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences & ResearchFaridabadIndia
  3. 3.FaridabadIndia

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