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Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Dec;45(4):350-2.

Solitary fibrous tumor of the uterus.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Neihu, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

A solitary fibrous tumor is an uncommon soft-tissue tumor and rarely occurs in the uterus. We present such a case.

CASE REPORT:

A 78-year-old woman presented with low abdominal pain, and pelvic computed tomography showed a pelvic mass attached to the uterus. As malignancy could not be ruled out, exploratory laparotomy with complete surgical staging was performed. The results of frozen section showed benign mesothelioma-like tumor. Unexpectedly, further histopathologic results of the lesion revealed a solitary fibrous tumor, an outcome that was subsequently confirmed by means of CD34 immunohistochemical stain.

CONCLUSION:

The behavior of solitary fibrous tumors arising from the uterus is difficult to evaluate; therefore, complete surgical excision featuring clear margins and comprehensive follow-up is recommended.

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