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Myxoid solitary fibrous tumour of the axilla

Authors
Journal
Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
1748-6815
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
59
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2005.04.053
Keywords
  • Myxoid Solitary Fibrous Tumour
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasm
  • Axilla
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine

Abstract

Summary Mostly occurring in pleura, solitary fibrous tumour is an unusual soft tissue neoplasm. Solitary Fibrous Tumour with abundant myxoid stroma represents a rare morphologic subtype of the already uncommon tumour. We report a myxoid solitary fibrous tumour of the soft tissue in a 42-year-old man. The patient presented with a large, movable, nontender mass at the right axilla. The MRI showed a well-defined tumour with increased signal after gadolinium injection. During surgery, the mass was found to be closely associated with the axillary vein. The tumour was completely excised. Pathological and immunohistochemical examinations identified the mass as a myxoid solitary fibrous tumour. The patient was free of tumour recurrence at 18-month follow-up. The rare tumour in an uncommon location makes the diagnosis difficult. Complete excision and long-term follow up are recommended.

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