Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura with a minute malignant component and diaphragmatic vascular supply: Report of a case

Kentaroh Miyoshi, Norihito Okumura, Yujiro Kokado, Tomoaki Matsuoka, Kotaro Kameyama, Tatsuo Nakagawa

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We resected a fist-sized, solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) with a minute malignant component, following percutaneous embolization of its feeding artery. The tumor had macroscopic characteristics of a benign SFTP, and most parts of it were microscopically benign. However, further careful pathological examination revealed a minute malignant component in its periphery. We report this case to show that large and mostly benign SFTPs may contain malignant components, which can be overlooked. Thus, large SFTPs should be resected in consideration of this possibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-347
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery Today
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • Malignant component
  • Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura

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  • Surgery

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