GIANT THORACIC MASS – THE STORY OF A SOLITARY FIBROUS TUMOUR

Authors

  • Susana Lareiro Serviço de Cirurgia Cardiotorácica, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • Filipe Leite Serviço de Cirurgia Cardiotorácica, Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto, Portugal
  • Gonçalo Paupério Serviço de Cirurgia Cardiotorácica, Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto, Portugal

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https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.255

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 to the emergency department with symptoms of dizziness and vomits. Imaging studies showed 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

11-04-2022

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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]. 2022 Apr. 11 [cited 2022 May 22];29(1):65-7. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/255

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