Hemangiopericytomas are rare tumors that originate in the cells surrounding the blood vessels located in the meninges – a lining that protects the brain and the spinal cord. They do not spread to other parts of the brain but can metastasize outside the brain. Symptoms of a hemangiopericytoma vary depending on where it is located in the brain but often include headaches, loss of balance and nausea. It is most often found in young adults.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by hemangiopericytomas. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that identify and remove tumors with immense accuracy. Using laser technology, 3-D brain mapping and GPS-like neuronavigation, our surgeons isolate the tumor and preserve the adjacent healthy tissue that lines the brain and spine. This area is critical to all essential body functions, from breathing to walking. Recovery times are shorter, because no incision is made.