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Vol 87, No 4 (2019)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2019-08-14
Submitted: 2019-03-25
Accepted: 2019-06-13
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Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura: a clinical-pathological characterization emphasizing changes in lung function

Heron Mendez-Sanchez, Wilbert Mendez-Vivas, Gary Kosai Vargas-Mendoza, Saul Vazquez-Lopez, Angela Dayana Williams-Jacquez, Arturo Cortes-Telles
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2019.0042
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Pubmed: 31476014
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Adv Respir Med 2019;87(4):247-251.

open access

Vol 87, No 4 (2019)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2019-08-14
Submitted: 2019-03-25
Accepted: 2019-06-13

Abstract

Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura (SFTP) represent less than 5% of all pleural tumors with a higher susceptibility for men in the sixth and seventh decades of life. Imaging and histopathological analyses indicate that these tumors have an unpredictable clinical course since larger tumors are often associated with malignancy; however, this assumption is not universal. In addition, there are no systematic descriptions of lung function in either the basal or post-surgical scenarios of SFTP patients. We describe a series of 3 patients between 4th and 5th decade of life with a benign histopathological SFTP without local recurrence in their follow-up. We also analyzed changes in lung function, emphasizing possible associations with clinical recovery.

Abstract

Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura (SFTP) represent less than 5% of all pleural tumors with a higher susceptibility for men in the sixth and seventh decades of life. Imaging and histopathological analyses indicate that these tumors have an unpredictable clinical course since larger tumors are often associated with malignancy; however, this assumption is not universal. In addition, there are no systematic descriptions of lung function in either the basal or post-surgical scenarios of SFTP patients. We describe a series of 3 patients between 4th and 5th decade of life with a benign histopathological SFTP without local recurrence in their follow-up. We also analyzed changes in lung function, emphasizing possible associations with clinical recovery.

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Keywords

solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura, pleural tumors, pathology, lung function

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Title

Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura: a clinical-pathological characterization emphasizing changes in lung function

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 87, No 4 (2019)

Pages

247-251

Published online

2019-08-14

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2019.0042

Pubmed

31476014

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2019;87(4):247-251.

Keywords

solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura
pleural tumors
pathology
lung function

Authors

Heron Mendez-Sanchez
Wilbert Mendez-Vivas
Gary Kosai Vargas-Mendoza
Saul Vazquez-Lopez
Angela Dayana Williams-Jacquez
Arturo Cortes-Telles

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