Extrapleural solitary fibrous tumor in thymic area: A case report

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Abstract

Rationale:

Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare benign soft tissue mesenchymal neoplasm. There have been a few reports of extrapleural SFTs although it can occur anywhere in the body.

Patient concerns:

A 30-year-old male presented with an anterior neck mass since one month.

Diagnoses:

Based on physical and radiologic examination, preliminary differential diagnosis was thymic neoplasm or intrathoracic goiter.

Interventions:

We performed surgical excision of the neck mass.

Outcomes:

The histopathological examination revealed an extrapleural SFT

Lessons:

We present a case of extrapleural SFT in the thymus which was misdiagnosed as thymoma based on radiologic findings.

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