A Case of Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura with Reference to its Treatment and So-Called Ambiguous Characteristics


1 Department of General Thoracic Surgery

2 Department of Respiratory Medicine

3 Department of Pathology, Kobe City General Hospital, KOBE CITY- JAPAN


We experienced a case of 58-year-old female with solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura, which had been resected by the videoassisted thoracoscopic surgery for definitive diagnosis. Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura are rare and have confusing pathological characteristics, which have been elucidated by the advancement of the immuno-histochemical analyses. We report the case of this ailment with reference to other relevant literature. (Tanaffos 2005; 4(15): 57-59)