Multiple recurrent malignant solitary fibrous tumors: Long-term follow-up of 24 years

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Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the pleura is a rare, generally benign, neoplasm that accounts for less than 5% of all pleural tumors. However, 10% to 30% of SFTs display aggressive behavior with local recurrence, malignant transformation, and distant metastasis. We report a case of multiple recurrent SFTs of the thorax in a 77-year-old Korean woman. During a 24-year period, she underwent six surgical resections for six recurrent SFTs. The tumor eventually underwent morphologically malignant transformation. This unique case highlights the necessity of long-term follow-up in cases of SFT because of the potentially malignant biological behavior of this type of tumor. © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Park, C. K., Lee, D. H., Park, J. Y., Park, S. H., & Kwon, K. Y. (2011). Multiple recurrent malignant solitary fibrous tumors: Long-term follow-up of 24 years. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 91(4), 1285–1288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.08.074

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