Solitary fibrous tumor of the lung: Report of two cases

Fumihiko Hirai, Masato Kato, Hitoshi Ichimiya, Mitsuru Nakagaki, Nobuko Tsuruta, Kazuyuki Higuchi

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Background. Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare neoplasm that commonly involves the pleura and lung. Although SFT has generally been assumed to be benign, local recurrence sometimes occurs after surgery. We report two cases of SFT of the pleura. Cases. Case 1: A 23-year-old man had SFT of the parietal pleura. After the initial operation, the patient received two more operations because of local recurrence. Case 2: A 25-year-old man had SFT of the visceral pleura. The tumor was removed by thoracoscopic surgery. There is no sign of recurrence. Conclusion. The determination of the surgical margin is important to avoid local recurrence and patients should be strictly followed for a long time after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-610
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Lung Cancer
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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