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Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Aug;90(2):659-61. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.02.024.

Surgical management of endobronchial solitary fibrous tumors.

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  • 1Lung Cancer Research Program of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7313, USA.


Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura are rare neoplasms with both benign and malignant behaviors that are not reliably predicted by histologic findings. We report the case of a 55-year-old woman with recurrent pneumonias whose left mainstem bronchus was occluded by a 2.1- x 1.4-cm endobronchial mass that extended extraluminally into the subcarina. The mass was tissue diagnosed to be a solitary fibrous tumor preoperatively, and was completely resected by sleeve resection of the left mainstem bronchus with lung preservation. This report describes the challenging surgical management of an infrequently encountered tumor in a unique location.

Copyright 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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