Solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytoma in the cerebellopontine angle mimicking vestibular schwannoma: A case report and literature review.Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Mar; 99(13):e19651.M
Intracranial solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) and hemangiopericytomas (HPCs) are rare spindle cell tumors of mesenchymal origin that include benign and malignant neoplasms.
We present a 66-year-old male with a 5-year history of headache and dizziness, with left progressive sensorineural hearing loss over 1 month.
WHO grade II SFT/HPC originating from the internal auditory canal in the left cerebellopontine angle.
No local recurrence or metastases were observed in the follow-up 3 months after the surgery.
Intracranial SFTs/HPCs are rare mesenchymal neoplasms that are challenging to manage. If the imaging characteristics of tumor are not typical, clinicians should depend on tissue biopsy and immunohistochemistry to make a definitive diagnosis.