Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of malignant solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) of the pleura?

Updated: Dec 25, 2019
  • Author: Joseph F Tomashefski, Jr, MD; more...
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The major differential diagnostic considerations for malignant SFT include localized sarcomatoid mesothelioma, desmoplastic mesothelioma, and various benign and malignant mesenchymal tumors, such as hemangiopericytoma, extraintestinal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), desmoid tumor, monophasic synovial sarcoma, and other spindle cell sarcomas involving the pleura.


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