Journal of Medical and Surgical
Research (JMSR)


Pages: 945-947DOI: 10.46327/msrjg.1.000000000000196

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura: A Simple Solution with a Simple Technique

Author: Muhammad Hafiz Ismail, Loo Guo Hou, Hairolfaizi Haron, Mohd Ramzisham bin Abdul Rahman

Category: JMSR Oncology

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Surgery has been the mainstay of treatment in managing patients with lung or pleural tumors. Surgery can be either a video-assisted or an open technique. Pre-operative investigation such as computed tomography (CT) scan of the thorax has been an important tool of assessment in deciding the approach of surgery. Traditionally, a tumor of more than 6 cm would necessitate an open approach. Herein, we would like to report a patient with a large solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura which was thoracoscopically excised and evacuated in an unconventional approach.

Keywords: Solitary fibrous tumor, VATS, Pleura


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