Solitary fibrous tumours: Unusual aspects of a rare disease

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Background: In literature there are only a few descriptions of the typical presentation of solitary fibrous tumours (SFT) and only a few case reports showing its unusual clinical and radiological features.Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the computed tomography scans of 36 patients presenting with a histological diagnosis of SFT between 1998 and 2008. Results: We present five cases of SFT with an atypical clinical presentation and radiological features. Conclusions: SFT can occasionally present with unusual radiological features making a differential diagnosis difficult. Even thought imaging plays a fundamental role in the initial diagnostic approach, final diagnosis in only confirmed by biopsy and histology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-274
Number of pages6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Atypical presentation of fibrous tumours
  • Solitary fibrous tumours of the pleura (SFTP)
  • Synchronous pleural and renal fibrous tumours

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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