Benign Solitary Fibrous Tumor Originating From the Parietal Pleura

Stanley W. Lim, MD; Carol Chiang, MD


Appl Radiol. 2004;33(5) 

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Case Summary

A 64-year-old Asian man reported dyspnea on exertion over the prior few weeks, which was progressively getting worse. The patient had a right-sided thoracentesis a year previously at an outside hospital and was told that he had a "spot" in his right lung. Upon examination, he was afebrile and his oxygen saturation was 74% on room air. Physical examination was positive for digital clubbing, and auscultation of the right lung revealed a complete lack of breath sounds. The patient admitted to a 50-pack/year smoking history prior to quitting 20 years previously but denied any weight loss or night sweats. Complete blood count and basic metabolic panel were within normal limits.


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