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Giant solitary fibrous tumour: An uncommon approach for an uncommon tumour

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© 2020 Royal College of Surgeons of England. All rights reserved.Complete surgical resection of a giant solitary fibrous tumour of the pleura can be challenging. We describe our technique for dealing with one such tumour. A clamshell incision proved inadequate for visualising the extent of the tumour. An additional lower sternotomy incision was then made, which significantly improved exposure. With the aid of cardiopulmonary bypass, it was then possible to mobilise and completely excise the tumour. Complete resection remains the mainstay of treatment for such pleural-based tumours. Every attempt must be made to achieve this, including any modification of the traditional approach if required.

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Author(s): Birla R, Clark S, Beattie A, Agarwal D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Year: 2020

Volume: 102

Issue: 7

Pages: E170-E172

Print publication date: 01/09/2020

Online publication date: 24/04/2020

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN (print): 0035-8843

ISSN (electronic): 1478-7083

Publisher: Royal College of Surgeons of England


DOI: 10.1308/RCSANN.2020.0083

PubMed id: 32324056


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