ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Enormous thoracic solitary fibrous tumor with inferior vena cava compression: a case report
Abdulsalam Y. Taha1, Darya Mahmood2, Dana Mohialdeen3
1Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Sulaimaniyah Teaching Hospital and School of Medicine, University of Sulaimaniyah, Sulaimaniyah, Iraq
2Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Shorsh General Hospital, Sulaimaniyah, Iraq
3Department of Histopathology, Shorsh General Hospital, Sulaimaniyah, Iraq
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.13882
Solitary fibrous tumor is a rare fibroblastic tumor that typically involves the pleura and very rarely the pericardium although it has been described in almost all locations in the body. Most intrathoracic solitary fibrous tumors are asymptomatic; however, some have unusual presentations such as inferior vena cava compression which, to our knowledge, was reported only once before. In this article, we report a middle-aged male patient with a huge thoracic solitary fibrous tumor of suspected pericardial origin and inferior vena cava compression who was successfully operated upon.
Keywords : Inferior vena cava; pericardium; pleura; solitary fibrous tumors
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