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Intrapulmonary location of benign solitary fibrous tumor


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Author list: Zeead M. Alghamdi, Sharifah A. Othman, Mohammed J. Al-Yousef and Bader Z. AlFadel
Publisher: Medknow Publications
Publication year: 2020
Journal: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
Journal name in source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
Volume number: 15
Issue number: 2
Start page: 98
End page: 101
Number of pages: 4
ISSN: 1817-1737
Web of Science ID: 000524756600011
PubMed ID: 32489446
Scopus ID: 85083200775
eISSN: 1998-3557


Intrapulmonary solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are sporadic mesenchymal neoplasms that typically arise from visceral or parietal pleura. While accounting for <5% of all pleural tumors, SFTs are known to occur in nearly all bodily organs, including nasopharynx, bladder, prostate, soft tissue of neck, buttocks, extremities, and abdominal wall. Such tumors have been previously designated localized fibrous mesothelioma or pleural fibroma. SFTs have no genetic basis and are unrelated to environmental factors such as tobacco smoking or asbestos exposure. Herein, we describe a 24-year-old woman whose clinical presentation mimicked atypical carcinoid tumor. A diagnosis of intrapulmonary SFT was achieved by surgical resection.


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