Solitary fibrous tumour of the pleura

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Incidental finding during urography CT study

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male

Presence of bulky solid mass in the posterior mediastinum, regular margins, absorbing contrast agent that compresses the left atrium and the descending aorta.

Surgical treatment

Removal of fibrous tumor of the left lower pulmonary ligament

Case Discussion

Fibrous tumour of the pleura arises from connective sub-pleural and can develop from both the pleura.

In most cases it is benign neoplasms, more rarely malignant with recurrence and distant metastases.

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Case information

rID: 32127
Published: 15th Nov 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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