GIANT THORACIC MASS – THE STORY OF A SOLITARY FIBROUS TUMOUR

Authors

  • Susana Lareiro Service of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • Filipe Leite Service of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto, Portugal
  • Gonçalo Paupério Service of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto, Portugal

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https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.198

Abstract

The tumours of the pleura are a vast and diverse field. One of the lesser known and less common tumour is the solitary fibrous tumour of the pleura, representing about 5% of these types of tumours. The authors present the case of a woman admitted in the emergency department with symptoms of dizziness and vomits. Imaging studies show a giant thoracic mass on the left hemithorax, with a biopsy indicating a solitary fibrous tumour. The patient was referred for surgery, which was performed via thoracotomy. In the postoperative period she developed an acute pulmonary oedema secondary to lung reexpansion and fluid overload, with a good response to fluid restriction and intravenous diuretics.

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Published

07-11-2021

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Lareiro S, Leite F, Paupério G. GIANT THORACIC MASS – THE STORY OF A SOLITARY FIBROUS TUMOUR. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2021 Nov. 7 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];28(3):57-9. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/198

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