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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2015, Article ID 209490, 3 pages
Case Report

The Potential Malignancy of a Solitary Fibrous Tumour of the Lung

1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Heart Hospital, University College London Hospitals (UCLH), London, UK
2Department of Pathology, University College London Hospitals (UCLH), London, UK

Received 24 October 2015; Accepted 7 December 2015

Academic Editor: Hiroko Kuwabara

Copyright © 2015 Rajeev Shukla 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 tumours (SFTs) are rare neoplasms that in the majority of cases are benign. We present the case of a 52-year-old male, with a 23-year history of a slow growing pleural mass, presenting to our department with worsening dyspnoea and localised chest discomfort. The purpose of this case report is to highlight the potential malignancy of a solitary fibrous tumour of the lung along with the key features in diagnosis and management.