A rare localization of an extrapleural solitary fibrous tumor

  • Huseyin Cakmak
  • Gul Bora
  • Arif Osman Tokat
  • Olcay Kandemir
Case Report


Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare neoplasm that generally originates in the pleura. Extrapleural locations are rare. In such cases, a definitive preoperative diagnosis is often difficult, because neither radiological nor cytological examinations are exhaustive. Therefore, surgical excision is frequently the only way to reach the correct diagnosis and to provide definitive treatment. The case is here described of a solitary fibrous tumor of the soft tissue in the subscapular area in a 50-year-old male.


Solitary fibrous tumor Extrapleural Immunohistochemistry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huseyin Cakmak
    • 1
  • Gul Bora
    • 2
  • Arif Osman Tokat
    • 3
  • Olcay Kandemir
    • 4
  1. 1.Thoracic Surgery DepartmentPrivate Medical Park Ankara HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.General Surgery DepartmentPrivate Medical Park Ankara HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Thoracic Surgery DepartmentPrivate Liv Ankara HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.Pathology DepartmentDr. Abdurrahman Yurtarslan Ankara Oncology Training and Research HospitalAnkaraTurkey

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