Pedunculated solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura manifesting as a migrating chest mass: report of a case.
Summary of "Pedunculated solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura manifesting as a migrating chest mass: report of a case."
We report the case of solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura, which appeared to change its location. A computed tomography (CT) scan done at a previous hospital showed a tumor in the posterior mediastinum, suggesting that it was neurogenic. However, on the initial preoperative CT scan, the tumor seemed to have moved anteriorly, but when contrast material was injected; the tumor appeared in its original position. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) revealed a pedunculated and free-moving tumor, originating from the visceral pleura. We diagnosed this unusual migrating tumor as a pedunculated solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura.
Department of Oncology, Immunology, and Surgery, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, 467-8601, Japan.
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Name: Surgery today
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22167481
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00595-011-0082-8
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Solitary Fibrous Tumors
Rare neoplasms of mesenchymal origin, usually benign, and most commonly involving the PLEURA (see SOLITARY FIBROUS TUMOR, PLEURAL). They also are found in extrapleural sites.
Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
A single lung lesion that is characterized by a small round mass of tissue, usually less than 1 cm in diameter, and can be detected by chest radiography. A solitary pulmonary nodule can be associated with neoplasm, tuberculosis, cyst, or other anomalies in the lung, the CHEST WALL, or the PLEURA.
Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural
A rare neoplasm, usually benign, derived from mesenchymal fibroblasts located in the submesothelial lining of the PLEURA. It spite of its various synonyms, it has no features of mesothelial cells and is not related to malignant MESOTHELIOMA or asbestos exposure.
INFLAMMATION of PLEURA, the lining of the LUNG. When PARIETAL PLEURA is involved, there is pleuritic CHEST PAIN.
The thin serous membrane enveloping the lungs (LUNG) and lining the THORACIC CAVITY. Pleura consist of two layers, the inner visceral pleura lying next to the pulmonary parenchyma and the outer parietal pleura. Between the two layers is the PLEURAL CAVITY which contains a thin film of liquid.
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