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Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura: Histology, CT Scan Images and Review of Literature over the Last Twenty Years.

Giulia Bora1, Flavio Colaut2, Gianni Segato3*, Luisa Delsedime4 and Alberto Oliaro1

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000150

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    • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Turin, Italy
    • 2Department of General Surgery and Thoracic, City Hospital , Montebelluna, (Treviso), Italy
    • 3Department of General Surgery, S. Bortolo City Hospital, Vicenza, Italy
    • 4Department of Pathology, University of Turin, Italy

    *Corresponding author: Flavio Colaut, Department of General Surgery, City Hospital Montebelluna, Thoracic City Hospital, via Montegrappa 1, 31044 Montebelluna (Treviso), Italy

Received: June 14, 2017   Published: June 26, 2017

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Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura is a rare neoplasm. In Literature up to 800 cases [1-3] have been reported, and these numbers show its rarity, despite of mesotheliomas, the most pleural tumors represented. Males and females are equal distributed and the same is true for age. No correlation with exposure to asbestos, tobacco or others environmental agents, were found for its development. Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura occurs as localized neoplasms of the pleura and was initially classified as “localized mesothelioma”. Recently, with the aid of the electronic microscope and immunohistochemistry, has been possible emphasize that their origin is mesenchymal and not mesothelial, so the term “localized mesothelioma” has been replaced with “solitary fibrous pleural tumor” STFP [4].

Introduction | Clinical Features | Histological Characteristics | Macroscopic Description Of Histological Slides (Figures 1-3) | Diagnosis | Therapy | Conclusion | References | Figures | Tables |