Giant Solitary Fibrous Tumor of Pleura in Patient Submitted to Surgical Treatment

Giant Solitary Fibrous Tumor of Pleura in Patient Submitted to Surgical Treatment

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Author(s): Luísa Ferraz de Arruda, Laísa Ferraz de Arruda, Ana Clara Nagle Spessoto, Luis Cesar Fava Spessoto, Fernando Nestor Facio Junior, Pedro Francisco F. Arruda

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.2507 32 74 1-3 Volume 10 - Oct 2021


Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the pleura is a rare tumor of an unknown cause and corresponds to 5% of all pleural tumors. It is generally asymptomatic and discovered incidentally through imaging exams. The definitive diagnosis is based on histopathological findings and treatment is surgical. This paper describes the case of a previously healthy female patient with a tumor mass at the base of the left lung.


Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue, Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural, Pleural Neoplasms


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