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Solitary fibrous tumors of the soft tissues: review of the imaging and clinical features with histopathologic correlation.
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PMID:  20566782     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Solitary fibrous tumors are rare soft-tissue tumors of submesothelial origin with variable malignant potential. Most of these tumors originate within the thoracic cavity, but they can occur in a variety of sites, including the abdomen, pelvis, and soft tissues and muscles. The purpose of this study was to review the imaging findings with clinicopathologic correlation in 34 cases.
CONCLUSION: The finding of a large, solid, vascular tumor, particularly with prominent feeding vessels or a visible fatty component, should alert the radiologist to the possible diagnosis of solitary fibrous tumor. Percutaneous biopsy carries minimal risk and should be used for definitive diagnosis of these lesions, which in many cases are curable with surgery. The prognosis is good for patients with benign tumors but variable for those with malignant tumors.
Oliver J Wignall; Eleanor C Moskovic; Khin Thway; Joseph M Thomas
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  195     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-22     Completed Date:  2010-07-15     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W55-62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, England.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Middle Aged
Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue / diagnosis*,  pathology
Neovascularization, Pathologic / diagnosis,  pathology
Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
Ultrasonography / methods

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