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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72-74

Different clinical and radiological features of solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura: Report of two cases

Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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Salvatore Mariotta
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Division of Pulmonology, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Via di Grottarossa 1035-39, Rome - 00189, Italy
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.173065

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We report two cases of solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP). The first appeared in a young, new mother as a large mass in the upper lobe of the left lung that caused compression of lung parenchyma without significant respiratory symptoms but with polyarticular paraneoplastic syndrome; the other was documented by an occasional chest x-ray in a man affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a small peripheral mass 4 years before and no longer controlled. Both patients underwent surgical resection with quick and full recovery. SFTP is a benign, slow growing neoplasm that is mostly localized. It appears in adult or elderly patients often with few symptoms. The computed tomography (CT) of the chest with contrast medium is important in order to see the shape of the mass and relationships with adjacent structures but only histology can provide the diagnosis. Surgery is the best treatment.

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