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Case Rep Med. 2010;2010:257167. doi: 10.1155/2010/257167. Epub 2010 Jun 20.

Histologically malignant solitary fibrous tumour of the anterior thoracic wall: a case report and review of the literature.

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Greek Anticancer Institute, St. Savvas Hospital, 171 Alexandras Avenue, 115 22 Athens, Greece.


Solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) is a rare oncological entity that most often arises in the pleura. Over the past 10 years, the tumour has been described at numerous extrapleural locations. We present the case of a 42-year-old female Caucasian patient with an extrapleural SFT located at the anterior thoracic wall for 22 years, with atypical histological characteristics and clinical features of malignancy. Management consisted of a wide surgical resection, plastic reconstruction, and postoperative radiotherapy. Although extrapleural SFT usually behaves as a benign soft tissue tumour, it can also present with a more aggressive local behavior, including locoregional recurrence or metastasis. In that case, a multidisciplinary approach is required for accurate diagnosis and proper management.

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