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A case report of solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura: ultrasound diagnostic features

Domenii publicaţii > Ştiinţe medicale + Tipuri publicaţii > Articol în revistã ştiinţificã

Autori: Radu Badea, Mircea Barsan, Voicu Mercea, Svetlana Encica, Mihai Socaciu, Bogdan Procopet

Editorial: J Med Ultrasonics, DOI10.1007/s10396-011-0338-3, 39, p.97-100, 2012.


Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura is a rarely encountered clinical entity. Although the majority of these
neoplasms have a benign course, the malignant form has also been reported. We describe the case of a 57-year-old
male smoker with diabetes who was incidentally diagnosed on chest X-ray with a large solitary mass of the left hemithorax. The diagnostic tests included computed tomography,
ultrasound, and contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Radical surgical resection was performed and histological examination confirmed a malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura. The novelty of the case is the use of contrastenhanced ultrasound in the diagnostic workup.

Cuvinte cheie: Solitary fibrous tumor, Ultrasound, CEUS