VOLUME 33 - NUMBER 8-9 - 2012

Small bowel mesentery solitary fibrous tumor. A rare neoplasia in a young male

  • Cantarella F., Graziosi L., Cavazzoni E., Donini A.
  • Clinical practice, 271-273
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  • Extrapleural Solitary Fibrous Tumors (SFT), in particular small bowel mesentery SFTs, are extremely rare neoplasms. We describe the case of a young male hospitalized for unspecific abdominal symptoms and evidence of a well-circumscribed mass arising from the small bowel mesentery. Histopathological and immunohistochemical analysis on the surgical specimen confirmed the diagnosis of SFT. A Pubmed search revealed only another case of small bowel mesentery SFT, confirming the extremely rarity of this tumor.

  • KEY WORDS: Extrapleural solitary fibrous tumor - Small bowel mesenchymal tumor - CD34 staining.