What is a hemangiopericytoma?

Hemangiopericytoma is a rare tumor that grows in the body’s soft tissue, which includes fat, muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels and other fibrous tissue. In a baby, this condition is called infantile myofibromatosis, and the tumors typically go away on their own. In adolescence, the tumor can be benign or malignant; it’s often found in bones, but can spread to the teenager’s lungs.

About 900 children and adolescents are diagnosed with soft-tissue tumors in the U.S. each year.

How we care for hemangiopericytomas

Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provides compassionate, comprehensive medical and surgical care for children and adolescents with benign or malignant soft tissue tumors through our Bone and Soft Tissues Tumors Program. Our multidisciplinary approach to care ensures in-depth discussion of each case and personalized treatment plans for every child.