A rare localization of an extrapleural solitary fibrous tumor


ÇAKMAK H., TOKAT A. O. , BULUT Z. M.

Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12055-017-0610-2
  • Title of Journal : Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Abstract

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.