Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 236–241 | Cite as

An Aggressive Solitary Fibrous Tumor with Evidence of Malignancy: A Rare Case Report

  • S. Vimi
  • V. A. PunnyaEmail author
  • H. Kaveri
  • K. Rekha
Case Report


Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is rare mesenchymal neoplasm that has been originally and most often documented in the pleura. Recently, the ubiquitous nature of the SFT has been recognized with reports of involvement of numerous sites all over the body, i.e, upper respiratory tract, breast, somatic tissue, mediastinum, head, and neck, etc. The diagnosis of SFT still remains an enigma in our field. Furthermore, malignant SFT is extremely rare and only two cases have been reported in the oral cavity till date. Here, we present a rare case report of an aggressive solitary fibrous tumor which presented as a palatal mass and extended throughout the middle cranial fossa and exhibited features of malignancy.


Solitary fibrous tumor Malignant solitary fibrous tumor Palate Mesenchymal neoplasm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial PathologyS.D.M. College of Dental Sciences and HospitalDharwadIndia

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