Background: In literature there are only a few descriptions of the typical presentation of solitary fibrous tumours (SFT) and only a few case reports showing its unusual clinical and radiological features. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the computed tomography scans of 36 patients presenting with a histological diagnosis of SFT between 1998 and 2008. Results: We present five cases of SFT with an atypical clinical presentation and radiological features. Conclusions: SFT can occasionally present with unusual radiological features making a differential diagnosis difficult. Even thought imaging plays a fundamental role in the initial diagnostic approach, final diagnosis in only confirmed by biopsy and histology.
|Titolo:||Solitary fibrous tumours : unusual aspects of a rare disease|
|Parole Chiave:||Atypical presentation of fibrous tumours; Solitary fibrous tumours of the pleura (SFTP); Synchronous pleural and renal fibrous tumours|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia|
Settore MED/21 - Chirurgia Toracica
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|