A Case Report of a Right Mesocolon Solitary Fibrosis Tumour

  • Mohamed Ali ChaouchEmail author
  • Hichem Jerraya
  • Mohamed Wejih Dougaz
  • Nabil Haloui
  • Ibtissem Bouasker
  • Ramzi Nouira
Case Report


Malignant solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) is a rare mesenchymal tumour which can develop at any part of the body [1]. Generally, it is benign but 13 to 23% of reported cases were malignant [1]. The clinical signs are often rough because of the slowness of evolution. The rarity of abdominal localization and the absence of specific signs make diagnosis difficult to rise preoperatively. The purpose of this paper is to report a new case of a malignant SFT originated from the right mesocolon discovered incidentally and mimicking a gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) in abdominal CT scan.

Case Report

A 65-year-old woman, with a past history of ovarian benign cyst surgery, consulted in the Emergency Department with right lower quadrant pain and vomiting 3 days prior to admission. Physical exam revealed a temperature at 38.5 °C and abdominal right lower quadrant guarding. White blood cell count was 15,000 cells/ml with an elevated C-reactive protein, 110 mg/L. Tumour markers were...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department B of SurgeryCharles Nicolle HospitalTunisTunisia

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