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Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura with a minute malignant component and diaphragmatic vascular supply: report of a case.

Authors
  • Miyoshi, Kentaroh
  • Okumura, Norihito
  • Kokado, Yujiro
  • Matsuoka, Tomoaki
  • Kameyama, Kotaro
  • Nakagawa, Tatsuo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgery today
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
38
Issue
4
Pages
344–347
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00595-007-3618-1
PMID: 18368325
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We resected a fist-sized, solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) with a minute malignant component, following percutaneous embolization of its feeding artery. The tumor had macroscopic characteristics of a benign SFTP, and most parts of it were microscopically benign. However, further careful pathological examination revealed a minute malignant component in its periphery. We report this case to show that large and mostly benign SFTPs may contain malignant components, which can be overlooked. Thus, large SFTPs should be resected in consideration of this possibility.

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