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Gynecol Oncol. 2009 Nov;115(2):302-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2009.07.006. Epub 2009 Aug 11.

Pediatric radical abdominal trachelectomy for solitary fibrous tumor of the uterine cervix.

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Division of Pediatric Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA.



Solitary fibrous tumor is a rare mesenchymal tumor initially described arising in the pleura but now reported in many other thoracic and extrathoracic sites. Here we report the first case of a 14-year-old girl who was discovered to have a large solitary fibrous tumor of the uterine cervix, an unusual site for these tumors, to highlight the diagnosis and management of these tumors.


Case report and review of the literature on extrapleural solitary fibrous tumors.


The median age of occurrence is in the late 50's and there is only one previous report in the literature of a solitary fibrous tumor in a patient less than 18 years old. Most patients will be cured by complete surgical resection though late local and distant relapse will occur in a minority of patients, many of whom have indicative histological features. Complete surgical resection of this tumor arising in the uterine cervix, was achieved by performing a radical abdominal trachelectomy.


Review of the literature confirms the good long-term outcome of the majority of these patients with complete surgical resection but emphasizes the importance of close long-term follow-up.

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