Diagnosis, treatment and long-term outcome of solitary fibrous tumours of the pleura.

  title={Diagnosis, treatment and long-term outcome of solitary fibrous tumours of the pleura.},
  author={Malcolm Kohler and Christian F. Clarenbach and Peter B. Kestenholz and Michael Odo Kurrer and Hans C. Steinert and Erich W. Russi and Walter Weder},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={32 3},
OBJECTIVE Solitary fibrous tumours of the pleura (SFTP) are rare and can histologically be differentiated into benign and malignant forms. The aim of this study is to present new cases, and discuss up-to-date preoperative examinations, the role of video-assisted thoracic surgery and long-term outcome. METHODS Between 1993 and 2006, 27 SFTPs were diagnosed (14 females, mean age+/-SD, 62.3+/-9.6 years) at our institution. Medical records were reviewed, and follow-up was obtained by repeated… CONTINUE READING


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