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extrapleural solitary fibrous tumor

Friday 25 October 2019

Extrapleural SFT


Definition: The solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a spindle cell tumor first described in the pleura, but also found in multiple extrathoracic sites including the meninges, orbit, nasal and paranasal sinuses.

Solitary fibrous tumor represents a spectrum of mesenchymal tumors, encompassing tumors previously termed hemangiopericytoma, which are classified as having intermediate biological potential (rarely metastasizing) in the 2002 World Health Organization classification scheme.



See also

- fibrous nodule / fibrous nodules