Solitary fibrous tumour of the pleura

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Incidental finding during urography CT study

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

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

Modality: CT

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
Case created: 15th Nov 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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