A rare localization of an extrapleural solitary fibrous tumor

Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jul;34(3):406-408. doi: 10.1007/s12055-017-0610-2. Epub 2017 Nov 7.


Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare neoplasm that generally originates in the pleura. Extrapleural locations are rare. In such cases, a definitive preoperative diagnosis is often difficult, because neither radiological nor cytological examinations are exhaustive. Therefore, surgical excision is frequently the only way to reach the correct diagnosis and to provide definitive treatment. The case is here described of a solitary fibrous tumor of the soft tissue in the subscapular area in a 50-year-old male.

Keywords: Extrapleural; Immunohistochemistry; Solitary fibrous tumor.

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