Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura: A Report 5 Cases

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KESKİN H., Akdeniz S., ERGİN M., Tayfun S., ERDOĞAN A.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.8, pp.4-7, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.4817
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.4-7
  • Keywords: Pleura, Resection, Solitary Fibrous TumorHakan
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to determine treatment and management challenges associated with the rarely seen solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura. The patient files of five cases diagnosed with a solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura in our clinic between 2010 and 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Mean age was 56.2 ( range 40-66). Two cases presented with symptoms. The other three cases were diagnosed by incidental findings in imaging studies. Two cases, both male, were diagnosed as malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura. Mean tumor size was 8.6 cm ( range 5-13 cm). All patients had complete resection of their lesions. All patients were followed up regularly ( 9-75 months). Only one patient had recurrence of disease. Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura is a rare neoplasm that can reach enormous sizes. Complete surgical resection is the most appropriate treatment option. Patients must be closely followed up after surgery to detect recurrence.