Synchronous pancreatic and pulmonary metastases from solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura: report of a case



Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura is an uncommon tumor with an indolent course and a good prognosis after surgical resection. However, the tumor occasionally follows an unpredictable clinical course and malignant transformation has been reported to increase the rate of local recurrence. Solitary extrathoracic metastasis from solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura is an uncommon finding.

Case presentation

In this case report we present the first case of a synchronous single pulmonary and pancreatic metastasis treated with minimally invasive surgery.


Pancreatic recurrence should be considered in the postoperative follow-up in patients with solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura.

Tumori 2017; 103(Suppl. 1): e9 - e11

Article Type: CASE REPORT



Nicola Tamburini, Nicolò Fabbri, Gabriele Anania, Pio Maniscalco, Francesco Quarantotto, Rosa Rinaldi, Giorgio Cavallesco

Article History


Financial support: No financial support has been received.
Conflict of interest: The authors have no conflict of interest related to this work.

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  • Department of Morphology, Experimental Medicine and Surgery, Section of General and Thoracic Surgery, University of Ferrara, Ferrara - Italy
  • Department of Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, Section of Pathology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara - Italy

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