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Pharma Conference 2022

Pooja Jha

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, India

Title: Diagnostic dilemma of a complex tumor- hemangiopericytoma/ solitary fibrous tumour or nodular hidradenoma of thigh? - A unique case report


Hemangiopericytoma is described as a rare variety of tumors originating from the unrestricted or uncontrolled proliferation of pericytes. It is believed that these rare tumors arise from the vascular cells called Zimmerman pericytes which are present in the entire spiral body involving the capillaries and post-capillary venules. These painless, slowly growing tumors are liable to develop in the subcutaneous tissue and skeletal muscle. Hemangiopericytomas more commonly affect the lower extremities and may also affect the head and neck region. Clinically, it can affect any age but the increased incidence has been noted in adults in the fifth decade of life without any gender predilection. We report a case of hemangiopericytoma of the left lower extremity i.e., in the thigh in a 35-year-old male patient who came to our hospital at J.N.M.C., Sawangi (M), Wardha with the chief complaints of a painless mass in the left thigh which clinically looked like a sebaceous cyst. Thereafter, tumor excision was performed and the sample was sent for HPE. The histopathological examination of the tumor tissue showed features that were highly suggestive of hemangiopericytoma. However, interestingly the tumor was diagnosed as Nodular Hidradenoma, a benign adnexal tumor on immunohistochemistry. Nodular hidradenoma is a rare non-malignant tumor of adnexa that originates from the distal excretory duct of eccrine or apocrine sweat glands, which is rare, considering all the adnexal tumors.


She has completed her MBBS from Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. She also has work experience of working as a Floor Duty Doctor at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai for about a year. Currently she is pursuing MD, Pathology at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi(M), Wardha. She has won Best Paper for paper presentation competition at IGNITE 2021 at JNMC, DMIMS, Sawangi(M), Wardha, India. She has also been the Master of Ceremony at MCNS 2022 (Midwest chapter of Neurological Surgeon) held at JNMC, Sawangi(M), Wardha. She has started her journey in the field of research publications and has 2 research publications to her credit in both national and international journals.