Diagnostic pitfalls in the preoperative 18F-FDG PET/CT evaluation of a case of giant malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_B50A1A8DF54D
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Diagnostic pitfalls in the preoperative 18F-FDG PET/CT evaluation of a case of giant malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura.
Journal
Revista espanola de medicina nuclear e imagen molecular
Author(s)
Lococo F., Rapicetta C., Ricchetti T., Cavazza A., Filice A., Treglia G., Tenconi S., Paci M., Sgarbi G.
ISSN
2253-8070 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2253-654X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
33
Number
2
Pages
109-111
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) is an uncommon entity, generally with an indolent behavior. Nevertheless, some malignant forms have been rarely reported. These, often have an aggressive biological behavior with pathological findings of invasiveness. The preoperative diagnosis and evaluation of the grade of malignancy are extremely challenging. Herein we report a case of a 64-year-old man who presented with a left giant intra-thoracic mass imaged with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG/PET-CT) and sampled via fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). Imaging and FNAB findings showed suspicion of a benign form of SFTP. Surgical radical resection of the giant mass was performed. The definitive histological diagnosis showed a malignant SFTP. Based on this report, we take the opportunity to briefly discuss the insidious pitfalls concerning the radiological and (18)F-FDG/PET-CT features as well as cyto/histological findings in the pre-operative diagnostic work-up examination of this rare entity.

Keywords
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Multimodal Imaging, Positron-Emission Tomography, Preoperative Care, Radiopharmaceuticals, Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural/diagnosis, Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural/surgery, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, (18)F-FDG/PET-CT, Biopsia por aspiración con aguja fina, Fine-needle aspiration biopsy, Solitary fibrous tumor, Tumor fibroso solitario
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Web of science
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