Multifocal calcifying fibrous tumor at six sites in one patient: a case report

World J Surg Oncol. 2014 Jul 29:12:235. doi: 10.1186/1477-7819-12-235.


Calcifying fibrous tumors (CFT) are rare benign tumors. They usually affect children and young adults and the incidence is equal in males and females. The usual clinical presentation is that of a painless mass. A computed tomography scan typically reveals a well-demarcated calcified lesion. CFT usually presents as a solitary mass and the commonest sites of occurrence are in soft tissues, the pleura, or the peritoneum. Multifocal occurrences at the same site have also been reported. The first case of CFT was reported in 1988. We present a rare case of multiple calcifying fibrous tumors at multiple sites in the same patient. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first ever reported case of multifocal CFT atsix different anatomical sites in one patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Calcinosis / diagnosis*
  • Calcinosis / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue / surgery
  • Prognosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed