ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Pleural solitary fibrous tumors: an analysis of 11 cases
Aysun Kosif Mısırlıoğlu1, Levent Alpay1, Serda Kanbur1, Selahattin Öztaş2, Hakan Kıral1, Talha Doğruyol1, Volkan Baysungur1, İrfan Yalçınkaya1
1Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Süreyyapaşa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Teaching Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Departments of Chest Diseases, Süreyyapaşa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Teaching Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8332
Background: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the patients operated in our clinic with the diagnosis of solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP).

Methods: Between January 2000 and January 2011, medical data of 11 patients (6 females, 4 males; mean age 56.78 years; range 44 to 76 years) who were operated for SFTP in our clinic were retrospectively analyzed. Demographic c haracteristics o f t he p atients, s urgical approach applied, histology, morbidity, complementary treatment, and duration of follow-up were recorded.

Results: Two patients (18%) died during surgery. All patients underwent complete surgical excision. The surgical approach primarily consisted of thoracotomy and excision of the mass. One patient underwent left upper lobectomy, while another one underwent a wedge resection. The mass was removed with median sternotomy in one patient. The tissues of origin of the masses were the visceral pleura in two, mediastinal pleura in one, and parietal pleura in eight patients. The mean follow-up was 40.3 months (range, 30 to 89). One patient was admitted with recurrent endobronchial mass at 32 months postoperatively. The patient was treated with pneumonectomy.

Conclusion: Although SFTP has typically a benign nature, the clinical course of the disease still remains to be entirely elucidated. It should be kept in mind that these tumors have a potential of recurrence, even endobronchially, after complete surgical resection.

Keywords : Benign neoplasm; local neoplasm recurrence; pleural neoplasm; pneumonectomy; solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura
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