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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2017, Article ID 4206489, 5 pages
Case Report

Sporadic Retroperitoneal Hemangioblastoma: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

1Department of Anatomic Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
2Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to F. G. Jalikis; ude.wu@jrolf

Received 3 January 2017; Accepted 2 May 2017; Published 18 May 2017

Academic Editor: Cheryl Ann Palmer

Copyright © 2017 F. G. Jalikis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of sporadic isolated hemangioblastoma arising from the retroperitoneum and provide a review of the scarce literature regarding this very rare tumor. Furthermore, we thoroughly describe the pathologic features and the broad differential diagnosis that should always be included in the study of any retroperitoneal soft tissue mass to arrive at the final diagnosis.