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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2009, Article ID 316042, 4 pages
Case Report

Solitary Fibrous Tumor Arising from the Sphenoid Sinus

1Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki 852-8501, Japan
2Department of Pathology, Nagasaki University Hospital, Nagasaki 852-8501, Japan

Received 2 April 2009; Accepted 3 August 2009

Academic Editor: Eugene N. Myers

Copyright © 2009 Kenji Takasaki et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is an uncommon neoplasm that usually arises from the pleura. To our knowledge, only 30 cases of SFTs in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses have been reported in the literature. We describe an SFT that arose from the right sphenoid sinus and extended to the nasal cavity and epipharynx. The tumor was completely removed by endoscopic sinus surgery without complication. The patient is taking an uneventful course without any evidence of recurrence of the disease 8 months after surgery now.