Solitary fibrous tumours: Unusual aspects of a rare disease

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Abstract

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
JournalHippokratia
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Solitary Fibrous Tumors
Rare Diseases
Histology
Differential Diagnosis
Tomography
Biopsy

Keywords

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

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  • Medicine(all)

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Solitary fibrous tumours : Unusual aspects of a rare disease. / Meroni, S.; Funicelli, L.; Rampinelli, C.; Galetta, D.; Bonello, L.; Spaggiari, L.; Bellomi, M.

In: Hippokratia, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2012, p. 269-274.

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