Extrapericardial solitary fibrous tumour of the pericardium

Stefano Michele Andreani, Luca Tavecchio, Roberto Giardini, Amedeo Vittorio Bedini

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Solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) occurs most commonly in the pleura and is extremely rare in the pericardium. The authors report a case of a 60-year- old man in whom a large mediastinal mass was accidentally discovered. Computed tomography showed involvement of the left anterosuperior mediastinum with displacement of the trachea, large vessels and oesophagus; histopathological findings after complete resection of the neoplasia demonstrated an SFT of the pericardium, the first reported case with extrapericardial pattern of growth. A review of the literature on SFTs of the pericardium is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-100
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998


  • Localized mesothelioma
  • Pericardial tumour
  • Solitary fibrous tumour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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