ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Giant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura
Orhan Yücel1, Kuthan Kavaklı1, Hasan Çaylak1, Bülent Kurt2, Sedat Gürkök1, Onur Genç1
1Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
2Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.107
Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura are rare tumors originating from the mesenchymal cells of the submesothelial tissue of the pleura. The morphological criteria for the differentiation of benign solitary tumors from malignant ones is well established and widely accepted. Giant solitary fibrous tumors must especially be considered as being possibly malignant. The treatment of choice is surgical resection, and the completeness of the resection is the best prognostic factor. In this article, we present a case of a 57-year-old female with a giant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura in the right hemithorax who underwent a complete resection of the lesion with a right lower lobectomy in light of literature findings.
Keywords : Fibrous tumour; pleura; solitary; surgery
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