Multiple recurrent malignant solitary fibrous tumors: Long-term follow-up of 24 years

Chang Kwon Park, Deok Heon Lee, Ji Young Park, Sun Hwa Park, Kun Young Kwon

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Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the pleura is a rare, generally benign, neoplasm that accounts for less than 5% of all pleural tumors. However, 10% to 30% of SFTs display aggressive behavior with local recurrence, malignant transformation, and distant metastasis. We report a case of multiple recurrent SFTs of the thorax in a 77-year-old Korean woman. During a 24-year period, she underwent six surgical resections for six recurrent SFTs. The tumor eventually underwent morphologically malignant transformation. This unique case highlights the necessity of long-term follow-up in cases of SFT because of the potentially malignant biological behavior of this type of tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1285-1288
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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