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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 186-189

Solitary fibrous tumor in the preperitoneal space mimicking an intra-abdominal tumor

Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

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Dr. Chun-Ti Hu
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri.Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, No. 325, Sec. 2, Chenggong Rd., Neihu Dist., Taipei 114
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_192_22

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Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are uncommon fibroblastic mesenchymal neoplasms that rarely metastasize. They were primarily considered intrathoracic tumors; however, recent studies have reported SFTs in extrathoracic locations. This report describes a rare case of an SFT in the preperitoneal space that mimicked an intra-abdominal tumor radiographically. A 67-year-old woman was diagnosed with an extrahepatic tumor through ultrasonography. Computed tomography revealed a nodule near the liver's left lobe at the upper abdominal midline. Laparoscopic tumor resection was performed to minimize undersampling and tumor seeding. Laparoscopy revealed a well-circumscribed tumor located in the preperitoneal space. The tumor was resected en bloc with a macroscopically negative margin. Histopathological examinations confirmed an SFT using immunohistochemistry. Adjuvant treatment was not administered. No residual lesions were reported at the 6-month and 1-year follow-ups. Although SFT rarely metastasizes, early diagnosis and treatment of SFTs should be emphasized to ensure optimal patient outcomes.

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