Synchronous pleuro - Renal solitary fibrous tumors: A new clinical-pathological finding

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Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura (SFTP) are rare mesenchymal neoplasms usually originating from the visceral pleura, but sometimes found in other sites like the orbit, dura, paranasal sinus, upper respiratory tract, thyroid, sublingual gland, lung, periosteum, cauda equina, ovary, scrotum and testicular tunica vaginalis. Solitary fibrous tumor of the kidney is extremely rare with fewer than 15 reported cases in modern English literature. To the best of our knowledge, this report describes the first known case of synchronous SFTP in the left parietal pleura and left kidney. The SFTP of the pleura, widely compressing and displacing the left lower lung lobe, was resected via left thoracotomy, whereas the renal SFTP, diagnosed by echo-guided histological biopsy, was closely monitored by computed tomography scan and ultrasound. After a one-year follow-up no recurrence was detected in the left hemithorax and the renal lesion remained stable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-671
Number of pages3
JournalMinerva Chirurgica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009


  • Kidney neoplasms
  • Pleura -
  • Pleural -
  • Solitary fibrous tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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