Pathology Discovery

Pathology Discovery

ISSN 2052-7896
Case report

An incidental retroperitoneal solitary fibrous tumor

Gianfranco Bassi1*, Salvador B. Velasquez2, Roberto F. Orozco3 and Rudolph Garcia-Gallont2

*Correspondence: Gianfranco Bassi

1. Herrera Llerandi Hospital, Department of Surgery, Intern, Guatemala.

Author Affiliations

2. Herrera Llerandi Hospital, Department of Surgery, Attending Surgeon, Guatemala.

3. Herrera Llerandi Hospital, Department of Pathology, Guatemala.


Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs), are a group of rare, spindle-cell derived fibrous neoplasms most commonly found in the thoracic (pleural) cavity (80%). However, it has been described that SFTs can affect a wide range of anatomic sites outside the pleura, including retroperitoneum, meningeal, nasal cavity and others (20%). Solitary fibrous tumors are usually described in patients between 40 and 70 years of age, and are primarily benign. We present the case of a 27-year-old male with an incidental finding of a retroperitoneal mass, reported during a routine CT-scan for a pneumonia follow-up, its surgical resection and histopathological findings.

Keywords: Solitary fibrous tumor, retroperitoneum, extra-thoracic, incidental

ISSN 2052-7896
Volume 2
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