Fat-forming solitary fibrous tumour (lipomatous haemangiopericytoma) of the spine: case report and literature review

Skeletal Radiol. 2010 Oct;39(10):1039-42. doi: 10.1007/s00256-010-0991-4. Epub 2010 Jul 14.


Solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) is a rare soft tissue tumour of uncertain histogenesis and unpredictable biological behaviour, which was first described in the pleura and subsequently in many extra-pleural locations. Fat-forming SFT is a sub-type of SFT and only a handful of cases have been reported in the literature. We present the clinical, radiological and histological features of a case of intraspinal fat-forming SFT, along with a literature review. This is the first known report of a fat-forming SFT in the spine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hemangiopericytoma / diagnosis
  • Hemangiopericytoma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / diagnosis
  • Lipoma / surgery
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Male
  • Rectal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Rectal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Solitary Fibrous Tumors / diagnosis*
  • Solitary Fibrous Tumors / surgery
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome

Supplementary concepts

  • Lipomatous hemangiopericytoma