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1. Kozuka T, Kiura K, Katayama H, Fujii N, Ishimaru F, Ikeda K, Ueoka H, Hamasaki S, Yoshino T, Kashihara Y, Date H, Tanimoto M, Harada M: Tandem high-dose chemotherapy supported by autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for recurrent soft tissue sarcoma. Anticancer Res; 2002 Sep-Oct;22(5):2939-44
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  • [Title] Tandem high-dose chemotherapy supported by autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for recurrent soft tissue sarcoma.
  • BACKGROUND: Patients with recurrent soft tissue sarcoma (STS) are seldom curable, with 5-year survival rates of less than 10% in all large series.
  • The role of high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) with hematopoietic stem cell support in this disease has not been established.
  • One patient with malignant fibrous histiocytoma recurred with multiple lung metastases.
  • This patient achieved a partial response after two cycles of induction chemotherapy consisting of ifosfamide and epirubicin.
  • During four cycles of induction chemotherapy, peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) were harvested.
  • Another patient with malignant hemangiopericytoma was treated by tandem high-dose ICE regimen supported by autologous PBSCT after the 3rd removal of abdominal tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / therapy. Sarcoma / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Carboplatin / administration & dosage. Dose-Response Relationship, Drug. Etoposide / administration & dosage. Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / drug therapy. Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / therapy. Humans. Ifosfamide / administration & dosage. Male. Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / drug therapy. Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / therapy

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  • (PMID = 12530021.001).
  • [ISSN] 0250-7005
  • [Journal-full-title] Anticancer research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Anticancer Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Greece
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 6PLQ3CP4P3 / Etoposide; BG3F62OND5 / Carboplatin; UM20QQM95Y / Ifosfamide; ICE protocol 3
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2. Hatta C, Terada T, Okita J, Kakibuchi M, Kubota A, Sakagami M: Clinicopathological study of undifferentiated carcinoma of the parotid gland. Auris Nasus Larynx; 2003 Aug;30(3):273-7
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  • OBJECTIVE: Undifferentiated carcinoma of the salivary gland is a rare malignant tumor, and is difficult to distinguish from other poorly differentiated types of carcinoma or sarcoma.
  • The remaining three patients did not show any differentiated portions, and histological findings demonstrated heterogeneous patterns of lymphoepithelial carcinoma, small cell carcinoma and unclassified (a pattern of malignant hemangiopericytoma), respectively.
  • All patients died of distant metastasis despite radical surgery, suggesting that chemotherapy is needed to improve patient outcomes.

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  • (PMID = 12927291.001).
  • [ISSN] 0385-8146
  • [Journal-full-title] Auris, nasus, larynx
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Auris Nasus Larynx
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Netherlands
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3. Benesch M, Windelberg M, Sauseng W, Witt V, Fleischhack G, Lackner H, Gadner H, Bode U, Urban C: Compassionate use of bevacizumab (Avastin) in children and young adults with refractory or recurrent solid tumors. Ann Oncol; 2008 Apr;19(4):807-13
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  • PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients (male: n = 8; female: n = 7; median age, 14.6 years) received bevacizumab for recurrent or progressive solid tumors (carcinoma: n = 3; neuroblastoma: n = 2; astrocytoma grade III: n = 2; rhabdomyosarcoma: n = 2; nephroblastoma: n = 2; benign vascular tumors: n = 2; synovial sarcoma: n = 1; and malignant hemangiopericytoma: n = 1) on a compassionate basis.
  • Most patients received chemotherapy in addition to bevacizumab.
  • Duration of bevacizumab therapy ranged from 1.5 to 23 months.

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  • (PMID = 18056650.001).
  • [ISSN] 1569-8041
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Oncol.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Angiogenesis Inhibitors; 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized; 2S9ZZM9Q9V / Bevacizumab
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4. Hogle WP: Malignant hemangiopericytoma: a clinical overview and case study. Clin J Oncol Nurs; 2003 Jan-Feb;7(1):57-62
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  • [Title] Malignant hemangiopericytoma: a clinical overview and case study.
  • Although unusual, hemangiopericytoma (HPC) can be considered benign or malignant depending on histologic features.
  • In some cases, malignant HPC can behave as high-grade sarcomas.
  • When HPC is deemed malignant, radical surgical excision is the treatment of choice.
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy offer limited success in patients with this malignancy.
  • This article details a case study of a man with metastatic malignant HPC that spanned 25 months and three major cancer centers.
  • Throughout the case study, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and an experimental agent were employed to attempt to achieve control of the aggressive disease.
  • A better general understanding of this disease process is needed to meet the needs of patients with malignant HPC.
  • [MeSH-major] Hemangiopericytoma / diagnosis. Hemangiopericytoma / therapy. Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis. Lung Neoplasms / therapy. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / diagnosis. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage. Biopsy, Needle. Combined Modality Therapy. Disease Progression. Fatal Outcome. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Staging. Radiotherapy / methods. Risk Assessment. Salvage Therapy. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 12629936.001).
  • [ISSN] 1092-1095
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical journal of oncology nursing
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin J Oncol Nurs
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 37
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5. Shiono S, Abiko M, Tamura G, Sato T: Malignant solitary fibrous tumor with superior vena cava syndrome. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg; 2009 Jun;57(6):321-3
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  • [Title] Malignant solitary fibrous tumor with superior vena cava syndrome.
  • Mediastinal solitary fibrous tumors, particularly those that are malignant, are rare.
  • We report a case of malignant solitary fibrous tumor with superior vena cava syndrome and highly aggressive behavior.
  • Postoperative radiotherapy was performed due to incomplete resection, but the tumor relapsed within 4 months.
  • Gemcitabine-based chemotherapy was ineffective.
  • [MeSH-major] Mediastinal Neoplasms / complications. Solitary Fibrous Tumors / complications. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / etiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Deoxycytidine / analogs & derivatives. Deoxycytidine / therapeutic use. Fatal Outcome. Female. Humans. Lung Neoplasms / drug therapy. Lung Neoplasms / secondary. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Pleural Neoplasms / drug therapy. Pleural Neoplasms / secondary. Radiotherapy, Adjuvant. Sternum / surgery. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Treatment Outcome. Vascular Surgical Procedures

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  • (PMID = 19533281.001).
  • [ISSN] 1863-6705
  • [Journal-full-title] General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
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6. Yamada N, Okuse C, Nomoto M, Orita M, Katakura Y, Ishii T, Shinmyo T, Osada H, Maeda I, Yotsuyanagi H, Suzuki M, Itoh F: Obstructive jaundice caused by secondary pancreatic tumor from malignant solitary fibrous tumor of pleura: a case report. World J Gastroenterol; 2006 Aug 14;12(30):4922-6
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  • [Title] Obstructive jaundice caused by secondary pancreatic tumor from malignant solitary fibrous tumor of pleura: a case report.
  • A 77-year-old man on systemic chemotherapy against postoperative bilateral multiple lung metastases of malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura suffered from pruritus and jaundice.
  • Abdominal computed tomography showed a tumor with peripheral enhancement in the pancreatic head, accompanied with the dilatation of intra- and extra-hepatic bile ducts.
  • He was diagnosed as having obstructive jaundice caused by a pancreatic head tumor.
  • The pancreatic head tumor was presumably diagnosed as the metastasis of malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura, because the findings on the pancreatic head tumor on abdominal CT were similar to those on the primary lung lesion of malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura.
  • The pancreatic tumor grew rapidly after the implantation of metallic stent in the inferior part of the common bile duct.
  • Autopsy revealed a tumor that spread from the pancreatic head to the hepatic hilum.
  • Immunohistochemically the pancreatic head tumor cells were negative for staining of alpha-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA) or CD117, but positive for vimentin, CD34 and CD99.
  • These findings are consistent with those on malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura.
  • We report the first case of obstructive jaundice caused by a secondary pancreatic tumor from malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura.
  • [MeSH-major] Jaundice, Obstructive / etiology. Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue / pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms / complications. Pancreatic Neoplasms / secondary. Pleural Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Autopsy. Biomarkers, Tumor / blood. Fatal Outcome. Humans. Male

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  • (PMID = 16937484.001).
  • [ISSN] 1007-9327
  • [Journal-full-title] World journal of gastroenterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] World J. Gastroenterol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC4087636
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7. Tanzi S, Tiseo M, Internullo E, Cacciani G, Capra R, Carbognani P, Rusca M, Rindi G, Ardizzoni A: Localized malignant pleural mesothelioma: report of two cases. J Thorac Oncol; 2009 Aug;4(8):1038-40
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  • [Title] Localized malignant pleural mesothelioma: report of two cases.
  • Localized malignant pleural mesothelioma is very rare tumor disease.
  • We report two cases of radically resected localized pleural malignant mesothelioma, with a previous history of asbestos exposure.
  • Both cases showed a microscopic and immunohistochemical findings of malignant mesothelioma, biphasic and sarcomatoid lympho-histiocitoid variant type, respectively, without evidence of diffuse pleural spread.
  • The first is very peculiar case of bilateral localized malignant pleural mesothelioma with complete response to chemotherapy and localized late recurrence, radically resected and treated with adjuvant radiotherapy.
  • The second case revealed as a solitary localized mass, underwent a complete en bloc resection and adjuvant radiotherapy.
  • Both cases demonstrate that the localized malignant mesothelioma should be distinguished from diffuse form and that complete resection is associated with good prognosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Pleural Neoplasms / pathology. Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19633479.001).
  • [ISSN] 1556-1380
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Thorac Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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8. Brega Massone PP, Lequaglie C, Conti B, Ferro F, Magnani B, Cataldo I: A particular case with long-term follow-up of rare malignant hemangiopericytoma of the lung with metachronous diaphragmatic metastasis. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg; 2002 Jun;50(3):178-80
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  • [Title] A particular case with long-term follow-up of rare malignant hemangiopericytoma of the lung with metachronous diaphragmatic metastasis.
  • The authors report the case of a woman with a primary hemangiopericytoma of the lung and successive metachronous diaphragmatic metastasis treated with surgery only according to the patient's decision.
  • One year later, a chest computed tomography (CT) scan showed a small lesion above the diaphragm on the left side.
  • She refused the proposed operation and returned fifteen months later with a new thorax CT, and told us that she had in the meantime become pregnant and given birth.
  • A rethoracotomy to remove the metastatic diaphragmatic tumor was performed.
  • Chemotherapy with anthracycline and iphosphamide was proposed, but the patient again refused therapy for fear of side effects impairing another pregnancy.
  • Currently, the patient is alive and disease-free, 68 months after the first treatment.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 12077693.001).
  • [ISSN] 0171-6425
  • [Journal-full-title] The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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9. Schwartz DL, Einck J, Hunt K, Bruckner J, Conrad E, Koh WJ, Laramore GE: The effect of delayed postoperative irradiation on local control of soft tissue sarcomas of the extremity and torso. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys; 2002 Apr 1;52(5):1352-9
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  • [Title] The effect of delayed postoperative irradiation on local control of soft tissue sarcomas of the extremity and torso.
  • PURPOSE: The impact of delayed adjuvant radiotherapy in patients treated by surgical resection for peripheral or torso soft tissue sarcoma has not been well characterized.
  • METHODS AND MATERIALS: One hundred two adult patients were treated at the University of Washington Medical Center between 1981 and 1998 with postoperative radiotherapy for cure of a newly diagnosed soft tissue sarcoma.
  • Tumor histology was predominantly malignant fibrohistiocytoma, synovial cell sarcoma, and leiomyosarcoma.
  • The group was dichotomized according to time interval from definitive resection to the start of adjuvant radiation.
  • Both groups were balanced with regard to site, size, margin status, and tumor depth; however, the long-delay group had a larger proportion of high histologic grade lesions and was treated more frequently with chemotherapy (31/32 [97%] for long-delay patients vs. 14/26 [54%] for short-delay patients).
  • RESULTS: Overall local relapse-free survival at 5 years from the time of definitive resection was 74%.
  • There was no evidence to suggest that delaying adjuvant systemic therapy for postoperative radiation negatively impacted distant relapse-free survival, disease-free survival, or overall survival.
  • Patterns of failure analysis revealed that 11/12 disease failures in the long-delay group had a local component, with five patients presenting with solitary local recurrences.
  • Severe chronic radiation-related soft tissue or peripheral nerve morbidity was infrequent (5/58 or 8.6%) and similar in both groups.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Postoperative radiation delays of 4 months or greater were associated with inferior local disease control for intermediate- and high-grade soft tissue sarcomas of the extremity and torso.
  • Our results suggest that timing postoperative radiation before postoperative chemotherapy may optimize local therapy for such patients without adversely affecting distant disease control, long-term morbidity, or overall survival.
  • [MeSH-major] Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / radiotherapy. Leiomyosarcoma / radiotherapy. Sarcoma / radiotherapy. Sarcoma, Synovial / radiotherapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Postoperative Period. Prognosis. Retrospective Studies. Time Factors

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  • (PMID = 11955749.001).
  • [ISSN] 0360-3016
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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10. Dürr HR, Nerlich A, Lienemann A, Müller PE, Refior HJ: Malignant hemangiopericytoma of the bone. Langenbecks Arch Surg; 2000 Apr;385(3):207-12
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  • [Title] Malignant hemangiopericytoma of the bone.
  • Hemangiopericytoma is a rare vascular tumor of pericyte origin with variable malignant potential.
  • Very rarely, this tumor occurs as a primary bone lesion.
  • We present a case of a highly malignant hemangiopericytoma of the proximal tibia.
  • Current therapy consists of radical resection of the tumor with postoperative radiation therapy being recommended.
  • Chemotherapy seems to be useful in disseminated disease.
  • The prognosis correlates to the histological grading of the tumor.

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  • (PMID = 10857492.001).
  • [ISSN] 1435-2443
  • [Journal-full-title] Langenbeck's archives of surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Langenbecks Arch Surg
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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11. Greenson JK: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors and other mesenchymal lesions of the gut. Mod Pathol; 2003 Apr;16(4):366-75
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  • Along with this understanding comes an exciting new drug therapy (Gleevec) that for the first time offers real hope to patients with malignant stromal tumors.
  • Between 10 and 30% of GISTs are malignant.
  • Although the most important tool needed to diagnose a GIST is still a hematoxylin and eosin-stained section, a confirmatory CD117 stain is recommended (and may be required for drug therapy).
  • True smooth muscle tumors, inflammatory fibroid polyps, fibromatoses, schwannomas, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors, and solitary fibrous tumors all enter into the differential diagnosis of GISTs.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / pathology. Mesoderm / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Benzamides. Diagnosis, Differential. Imatinib Mesylate. Immunohistochemistry. Molecular Biology. Piperazines / therapeutic use. Prognosis. Pyrimidines / therapeutic use

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  • (PMID = 12692202.001).
  • [ISSN] 0893-3952
  • [Journal-full-title] Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Mod. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 0 / Benzamides; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Piperazines; 0 / Pyrimidines; 8A1O1M485B / Imatinib Mesylate
  • [Number-of-references] 55
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12. Tamura E, Kozaki M, Kunimoto M, Tokuyama S, Kawanami Y, Watanabe H, Hamada T, Morooka M, Mukae H: [A case of localized malignant pleural mesothelioma]. Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi; 2010 Jul;48(7):511-5
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  • [Title] [A case of localized malignant pleural mesothelioma].
  • A chest computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a 5-cm mass attached to the pleura involving the right upper lobe, and a nodule in the right middle lobe.
  • Transbronchial lung biopsy was performed twice, but no definitive diagnosis was achieved.
  • 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography showed abnormal uptake in the chest lesion.
  • Chemotherapy was initiated for advanced-stage lung cancer, but was not effective.
  • Histopathologic and immunohistochemical examinations after CT-guided needle biopsy revealed malignant mesothelioma.
  • The tumor cells were positive for calretinin and thrombomodulin, and negative for CEA, TTF-1, and SP-A.
  • There was local tumor invasion and metastasis in the lung and brain, without diffuse pleural spread.
  • This is a rare and important case of localized malignant mesothelioma pathologically confirmed by biopsy.
  • [MeSH-major] Pleural Neoplasms / pathology. Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20684215.001).
  • [ISSN] 1343-3490
  • [Journal-full-title] Nihon Kokyūki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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13. Saynak M, Bayir-Angin G, Kocak Z, Oz-Puyan F, Hayar M, Cosar-Alas R, Karamustafaoglu A, Yurut-Caloglu V, Caloglu M, Yoruk Y: Recurrent solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura: significant response to radiotherapy. Med Oncol; 2010 Mar;27(1):45-8
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  • [Title] Recurrent solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura: significant response to radiotherapy.
  • Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the pleura is an uncommon neoplasm with non-specific symptoms and non-pathognomonical radiological findings.
  • Surgery allows establishment of a definitive diagnosis as well as a cure of the disease.
  • The role of radiotherapy or chemotherapy in the management of the disease is unclear because of the rarity of the disease and the successful results of the surgical treatment.
  • Long-term clinical follow-up may be useful for the patients with SFT because of the potential adverse biological behavior of this tumor, which may lead to repeated recurrences and/or malignant transformation.
  • [MeSH-major] Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / radiotherapy. Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural / radiotherapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Dyspnea / etiology. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Palliative Care. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 19165637.001).
  • [ISSN] 1559-131X
  • [Journal-full-title] Medical oncology (Northwood, London, England)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Med. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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14. Ruhland B, Dittmer C, Thill M, Diedrich K, Fischer D: Metastasized hemangiopericytoma of the breast: a rare case. Arch Gynecol Obstet; 2009 Sep;280(3):491-4
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  • Liposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, as well as hemangiopericytoma, are part of the soft tissue sarcoma group.
  • Little is known about the progress, prognosis and dissemination of this infrequent tumor entity.
  • We present the case of a woman, who received primary diagnosis of a malignant hemangiopericytoma of the left breast.
  • She underwent a mastectomy with an axillary lymph node sampling (stage pT3 pN0 cM0), as adjuvant therapy was not mandatory.
  • Eight months after diagnosis, the patient presented with lumbar back pain, gluteal pain and right accentuated adynamia in both legs because of a disseminated osseous metastasis.
  • Two months after initiation of chemotherapy the patient died.
  • Diagnostic criteria and treatment principles in the metastatic situation are presented in addition to the literature to give a review about this rare malignancy.
  • [MeSH-major] Bone Neoplasms / secondary. Breast Neoplasms / pathology. Hemangiopericytoma / secondary. Hemangiopericytoma / therapy

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  • (PMID = 19169699.001).
  • [ISSN] 1432-0711
  • [Journal-full-title] Archives of gynecology and obstetrics
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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15. Vedrine PO, Thariat J, Merrot O, Percodani J, Dufour X, Choussy O, Toussaint B, Dassonville O, Klossek JM, Santini J, Jankowski R: Primary cancer of the sphenoid sinus--a GETTEC study. Head Neck; 2009 Mar;31(3):388-97
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  • Charts were reviewed for patient-, tumor-, and treatment-related parameters.
  • Pathologic findings included adenoid cystic carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, squamous cell carcinoma, sarcoma, neuroendocrine carcinoma, melanoma, and malignant hemangiopericytoma.
  • Radiotherapy was performed in 18 patients and chemotherapy in 12.
  • Surgery was rarely complete because of advanced stages at presentation, but it yielded better outcomes than other treatments without surgery in non lymphoma-cases.
  • Surgery, including debulking surgery, may be preferred to combined modality treatments without surgery.
  • Highly conformal radiotherapy (adjuvant or definitive) should be encouraged and optimized with concurrent chemotherapy in advanced stages.
  • Aggressive multidisciplinary management including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy should be encouraged and adapted on histology and tumor extensions.
  • [MeSH-major] Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms / mortality. Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms / therapy. Sphenoid Sinus / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Carcinoma / mortality. Carcinoma / pathology. Carcinoma / therapy. Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Cranial Nerve Diseases / complications. Diagnostic Imaging. Female. Humans. Lymphoma, B-Cell / mortality. Lymphoma, B-Cell / pathology. Lymphoma, B-Cell / therapy. Male. Melanoma / mortality. Melanoma / pathology. Melanoma / therapy. Meningioma / mortality. Meningioma / pathology. Meningioma / therapy. Middle Aged. Multivariate Analysis. Plasmacytoma / mortality. Plasmacytoma / pathology. Plasmacytoma / therapy. Preoperative Care. Radiotherapy, Adjuvant. Radiotherapy, Conformal

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  • (PMID = 18972425.001).
  • [ISSN] 1097-0347
  • [Journal-full-title] Head & neck
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Head Neck
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Multicenter Study
  • [Publication-country] United States
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16. Koch M, Nielsen GP, Yoon SS: Malignant tumors of blood vessels: angiosarcomas, hemangioendotheliomas, and hemangioperictyomas. J Surg Oncol; 2008 Mar 15;97(4):321-9
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  • [Title] Malignant tumors of blood vessels: angiosarcomas, hemangioendotheliomas, and hemangioperictyomas.
  • This article reviews the management of these three types of sarcomas.
  • Diagnosis can sometimes be difficult, with the diagnosis of hemangiopericytoma versus solitary fibrous tumor currently in debate.
  • The mainstay of treatment is surgical resection, sometimes combined with radiation therapy.
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy is unproven but can be considered.
  • [MeSH-major] Hemangioendothelioma / diagnosis. Hemangioendothelioma / therapy. Hemangiopericytoma / diagnosis. Hemangiopericytoma / therapy. Hemangiosarcoma / diagnosis. Hemangiosarcoma / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Combined Modality Therapy. Humans. Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced. Prognosis. Radiotherapy / adverse effects. Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis. Skin Neoplasms / etiology. Skin Neoplasms / therapy

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  • [Copyright] (c) 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
  • (PMID = 18286475.001).
  • [ISSN] 0022-4790
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Surg Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 89
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17. Radulescu D, Pripon S, Ciuleanu TE, Radulescu LI: Malignant primary pulmonary tumor with hemangiopericytoma-like features: conventional hemangiopericytoma versus solitary fibrous tumor. Clin Lung Cancer; 2007 Sep;8(8):504-8
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  • [Title] Malignant primary pulmonary tumor with hemangiopericytoma-like features: conventional hemangiopericytoma versus solitary fibrous tumor.
  • Although extremely rare, the primitive lung hemangiopericytoma in adults is similar to hemangiopericytomas with other soft tissue localizations.
  • Although generally benign and curable after radical surgery, it might also have a malignant clinical course with dissemination in both lungs, infiltration of vital organs (heart, pulmonary artery), extension to the adjacent tissues, and even pulmonary metastases.
  • The treatment of choice is the complete tumor resection with negative surgical margins after excision.
  • Certain histologic features might indicate a malignant potential.
  • The clinical outcome of patients is variable: some are cured after radical surgery and others might present relapse and recurrences that necessitate a second intervention, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.
  • Over the years, the conventionally-defined hemangiopericytoma concept has evolved because of the nonspecific histologic growth pattern (characteristic monotonous appearance, moderate or high cellularity, and a well-developed branching vascular pattern) shared by numerous, unrelated benign or malignant lesions.
  • We report an uncommon case of primitive lung tumor exhibiting hemangiopericytoma-like features, with an aggressive, fatal clinical course.
  • Because of the major histologic overlap between solitary fibrous tumor and hemangiopericytoma and lack of clear classification criteria, we encountered difficulty in including this case in a known clinical entity; primitive solitary fibrous tumor of the lung, which mimics lung hemangiopericytoma, seemed to be the most plausible diagnosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Hemangiopericytoma / pathology. Lung Neoplasms / pathology. Solitary Fibrous Tumors / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Male. Radiography, Thoracic. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 17922977.001).
  • [ISSN] 1525-7304
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical lung cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin Lung Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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18. Kuroda K, Ishizawa S, Kudo T, Uotani H, Hosokawa A, Tanaka T, Kitano H, Hori T, Tsukada K, Sugiyama T, Fukuoka J: Localized malignant mesenteric mesothelioma causing small bowel obstruction. Pathol Int; 2008 Apr;58(4):239-43
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  • [Title] Localized malignant mesenteric mesothelioma causing small bowel obstruction.
  • Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon lethal neoplasm in the serous membrane in which peritoneal mesothelioma is a rarer form.
  • Herein is reported a case of malignant mesothelioma presenting as a localized mass inside the mesentery causing focal luminal obstruction of the small intestine.
  • The diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma was obtained on repeat double balloon endoscopic biopsy.
  • Partial resection of the small intestine along with the mesentery was performed, followed by a course of chemotherapy.
  • To the best of the authors' knowledge this is the first reported case of localized malignant mesothelioma arising inside the mesentery.
  • Mesothelioma should be considered as the differential diagnosis when small bowel obstruction occurs with unknown primary neoplasm.
  • [MeSH-major] Intestinal Obstruction / pathology. Mesentery / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology. Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Cisplatin / administration & dosage. Deoxycytidine / administration & dosage. Deoxycytidine / analogs & derivatives. Disease-Free Survival. Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal. Epithelioid Cells / pathology. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 18324917.001).
  • [ISSN] 1440-1827
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology international
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathol. Int.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Australia
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0W860991D6 / Deoxycytidine; B76N6SBZ8R / gemcitabine; Q20Q21Q62J / Cisplatin
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19. Essola B, Remmelink M, Kessler R, Scillia P, Rocmans P: [Primary pulmonary hemangiopericytoma: 2 new cases]. Rev Med Brux; 2003 Oct;24(5):408-15
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  • Pelvic and pulmonary metastases appear two years after surgery, treated by two series of chemotherapy without clinical response.
  • Three months after extended pneumonectomy, the intrathoracic tumour relapses and regresses partially under chemotherapy.
  • Histology and immunohistochemistry of both tumours closely related to solitary fibrous tumour confirm malignant hemangiopericytoma.
  • Primary pulmonary hemangiopericytoma is rare and may be benign or malignant.
  • Radical resection is the best treatment.
  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy may improve the prognosis.
  • Compared with lung cancer, the tumour is a slow growing mass, often voluminous, with delayed symptoms, very few lymph node dissemination, rare brain metastasis, more frequent cutaneous or retroperitoneal dissemination, often after long-term and requiring indeed a 10 to 20 years follow-up.

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  • (PMID = 14650317.001).
  • [ISSN] 0035-3639
  • [Journal-full-title] Revue médicale de Bruxelles
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Rev Med Brux
  • [Language] fre
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Belgium
  • [Number-of-references] 48
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20. Ozden I, Yavuz E, Acarli K, Karabulut L, Yöney E, Cevikbaş U, Alper A: Primary lymphoma of the liver: report of a case. Surg Today; 2000;30(4):376-9
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  • The patient was referred with the diagnosis of malignant hemangiopericytoma (with an open biopsy).
  • The physical examination, standard laboratory test results and tumor marker levels were all normal.
  • Histopathological and immunohistochemical examinations revealed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of B-cell type.
  • These findings established the diagnosis of primary hepatic lymphoma.
  • The best treatment results have been obtained by a resection followed by chemotherapy when feasible.
  • [MeSH-major] Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis. Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Female. Humans

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  • (PMID = 10795873.001).
  • [ISSN] 0941-1291
  • [Journal-full-title] Surgery today
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Surg. Today
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] JAPAN
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21. Fujita A, Minase T, Takabatake H, Tagaki S, Sekine K: [A case of primary malignant hemangiopericytoma of the lung with marked response to combination chemotherapy with cisplatin, ifosfamide and gemcitabine]. Gan To Kagaku Ryoho; 2001 Mar;28(3):373-6
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  • [Title] [A case of primary malignant hemangiopericytoma of the lung with marked response to combination chemotherapy with cisplatin, ifosfamide and gemcitabine].
  • Bronchoscopic findings showed a tumor which almost completely obstructed the intermediate bronchus.
  • Histopathological examination of a biopsy specimen demonstrated malignant hemangiopericytoma.
  • Two courses of chemotherapy that combined cisplatin, ifosfamide and gemcitabine were performed every 3 weeks.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage. Bronchial Neoplasms / drug therapy. Bronchial Neoplasms / secondary. Hemangiopericytoma / drug therapy. Hemangiopericytoma / secondary. Lung Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 11265407.001).
  • [ISSN] 0385-0684
  • [Journal-full-title] Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Gan To Kagaku Ryoho
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic; 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 0 / Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating; 0W860991D6 / Deoxycytidine; B76N6SBZ8R / gemcitabine; Q20Q21Q62J / Cisplatin; UM20QQM95Y / Ifosfamide
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22. Schwab R, Schneider C, Junge K, Stumpf M, Becker HP, Schumpelick V: [Large solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura as incidental finding. 2 case reports of a rare tumor entity]. Chirurg; 2004 Feb;75(2):200-5
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  • [Title] [Large solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura as incidental finding. 2 case reports of a rare tumor entity].
  • The solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a very rare and usually benign neoplasm.
  • This tumor is mostly located in the thoracic cavity, but it has also been reported in numerous sites including liver, skin, and meninges.
  • Due to its rarity diagnosis is often difficult.
  • Solitary fibrous tumors consistently express CD 34 and react negatively to epithelial markers.
  • The treatment of choice for solitary fibrous tumors is extensive surgical resection.
  • Up to now there is no evidence that radiation and chemotherapy are effective.
  • One-half of the patients with malignant tumors can be cured; the rest develop recurrences and metastases more often.
  • We report two cases of a 65- and a 75-year-old male patient with huge intrathoracic solitary fibrous subpleural tumors, discovered incidentally on routine chest X-ray.
  • [MeSH-major] Incidental Findings. Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue / surgery. Pleural Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Male. Pleura / pathology. Pleura / surgery. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 14991184.001).
  • [ISSN] 0009-4722
  • [Journal-full-title] Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Chirurg
  • [Language] ger
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
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23. Güneş M, Günaldi O, Tuğcu B, Tanriverdi O, Güler AK, Cöllüoğlu B: Intracranial chondrosarcoma: a case report and review of the literature. Minim Invasive Neurosurg; 2009 Oct;52(5-6):238-41
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  • INTRODUCTION: Chondrosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor originating from cartilagenous tissue.
  • Cranial computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass lesion including calcification areas and homogenous contrast enhancement in the right parieto-occipital region.
  • The tumor was removed totally by a microsurgical technique.
  • A classical type chondrosarcoma was confirmed histopathologically.
  • Meningiomas, solitary fibrous tumor, chordoma, hemangiopericytoma, metastasis and vascular malformations should be considered as differential diagnoses.
  • Radical surgical removal of the tumor is the preferred management procedure.
  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy may by added as adjuvant therapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis. Brain Neoplasms / surgery. Chondrosarcoma / diagnosis. Chondrosarcoma / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Microsurgery. Neurosurgical Procedures. Prognosis. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Treatment Outcome


24. Carvalho JR, Haddad L, Leonhardt FD, Marques Filho MF, Santos Rde O, Cervantes O, Abrahão M: Head and neck hemangiopericytoma in a child: case report. Sao Paulo Med J; 2004 Sep 2;122(5):223-6
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  • CONTEXT: Hemangiopericytoma is a relatively rare tumor, first described in 1942, with approximately 300 cases described in the literature to date.
  • We describe a case of malignant head and neck hemangiopericytoma in a child.
  • TYPE OF STUDY: Case report.
  • During dental treatment one month later, a cranial x-ray revealed bone alterations.
  • A subsequent computed tomography scan showed an extensive lesion of soft tissue density that had invaded the maxillary fossa, eroding the skull base and middle and nasal fossa.
  • The child was then referred to our service, where biopsy was performed, giving a diagnosis of hemangiopericytoma.
  • The patient was submitted to conservative surgery in April 2001, with only partial resection of the tumor because of its extent.
  • Histopathological examination of the specimen confirmed the presence of malignant hemangiopericytoma.
  • Following the surgery, the patient presented fast regrowth of the lesion, with partial response to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis. Hemangiopericytoma / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Angiography. Child. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 15558145.001).
  • [ISSN] 1516-3180
  • [Journal-full-title] São Paulo medical journal = Revista paulista de medicina
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Sao Paulo Med J
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Brazil
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25. Poggio JL, Nagorney DM, Nascimento AG, Rowland C, Kay P, Young RM, Donohue JH: Surgical treatment of adult primary hepatic sarcoma. Br J Surg; 2000 Nov;87(11):1500-5
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  • [Title] Surgical treatment of adult primary hepatic sarcoma.
  • Optimal therapeutic approaches remain unclear.
  • METHODS: Twenty consecutive adult patients who had surgical treatment for primary hepatic sarcomas were reviewed.
  • Other than one patient with primary hepatic angiosarcoma who had a history of thorium dioxide colloid (Thorotrast) exposure 23 years before diagnosis, no predisposing causes were apparent.
  • No patient received neoadjuvant chemotherapy or radiotherapy but radiotherapy was delivered intraoperatively in one patient.
  • RESULTS: Leiomyosarcoma was the most common histological type of sarcoma diagnosed (five of 20 patients), followed by malignant solitary fibrous tumour (four) and epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (three).
  • Thirteen patients developed a recurrence.
  • Distant metastases (ten patients) and intrahepatic recurrence (six) were the predominant sites of initial treatment failure.
  • Six patients received salvage chemotherapy.
  • CONCLUSION: Surgical resection is the only effective therapy for primary hepatic sarcomas at present.
  • Better adjuvant therapy is necessary, especially for high-grade malignancies, owing to the high failure rate with operation alone.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Disease-Free Survival. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Preoperative Care / methods. Retrospective Studies

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  • (PMID = 11091236.001).
  • [ISSN] 0007-1323
  • [Journal-full-title] The British journal of surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Br J Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] ENGLAND
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents
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26. Vennarecci G, Ettorre GM, Giovannelli L, Del Nonno F, Perracchio L, Visca P, Corazza V, Vidiri A, Visco G, Santoro E: Solitary fibrous tumor of the liver. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg; 2005;12(4):341-4
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  • [Title] Solitary fibrous tumor of the liver.
  • We report a new case of benign solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the liver.
  • Ultrasonography and computed tomography showed a large tumor, 20 cm in diameter, in the right lobe of the liver.
  • The tumor measured 30 x 28 x 14 cm and weighed 4725 g.
  • Microscopic evaluation showed a benign SFT of the liver with tumor cells typically positive for vimentin and CD34.
  • Most SFTs are benign, but some may have malignant histological features and recur locally or metastasize.
  • Because of their rarity, overall experience has not been significant and little has been published concerning this tumor, Including the present one, 28 cases have been reported in the English literature.
  • Surgery is the mainstay of treatment.
  • As SFT of the liver is often a benign neoplasm, chemotherapy or radiotherapy should not be necessary, and should be reserved for when resection is incomplete and/or histological examination reveals features of malignancy.
  • Surgeons must be aware of SFT of the liver, and this neoplasm should be included in the differential diagnosis of a single large hepatic mass.
  • [MeSH-major] Liver Neoplasms / pathology. Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16133706.001).
  • [ISSN] 0944-1166
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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27. De Pas T, Toffalorio F, Colombo P, Trifirò G, Pelosi G, Vigna PD, Manzotti M, Agostini M, de Braud F: Brief report: activity of imatinib in a patient with platelet-derived-growth-factor receptor positive malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura. J Thorac Oncol; 2008 Aug;3(8):938-41
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  • [Title] Brief report: activity of imatinib in a patient with platelet-derived-growth-factor receptor positive malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura.
  • Malignant solitary fibrous tumor (MSFT) of the pleura is a rare neoplasm, with unpredictable biologic behavior and a low sensitivity to chemotherapy.
  • To the authors' knowledge, no other effective medical treatment is available for this disease.
  • We report the first evidence of the activity of imatinib in a symptomatic patient with a chemo- and radio-resistant advanced MSFT, who obtained a 21-months lasting major clinical benefit with a consistent reduction in tumor metabolism.
  • Immunostaining of tumor cells demonstrated the positivity for PDGFR-alpha and PDGFR-beta and the absence of c-KIT over-expression, in the absence of c-KIT and PDGRFR mutations; all the cells strongly and diffusely expressed the ligand PDGF A in the cytoplasm.
  • This profile suggests that the observed tumor response was mediated through the inhibition of the tyrosine kinase activity of PDGFR.
  • Treatment with imatinib should be considered for patients with recurrent or unresectable MSFTs with PDGFR expression.
  • [MeSH-major] Piperazines / therapeutic use. Pleural Neoplasms / drug therapy. Protein Kinase Inhibitors / therapeutic use. Pyrimidines / therapeutic use. Receptor, Platelet-Derived Growth Factor alpha / metabolism. Receptor, Platelet-Derived Growth Factor beta / metabolism. Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural / drug therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Benzamides. Female. Humans. Imatinib Mesylate. Immunoenzyme Techniques. Pneumonectomy. Protein-Tyrosine Kinases / antagonists & inhibitors. Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-kit / metabolism. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 18670317.001).
  • [ISSN] 1556-1380
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Thorac Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Benzamides; 0 / Piperazines; 0 / Protein Kinase Inhibitors; 0 / Pyrimidines; 8A1O1M485B / Imatinib Mesylate; EC 2.7.10.1 / Protein-Tyrosine Kinases; EC 2.7.10.1 / Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-kit; EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptor, Platelet-Derived Growth Factor alpha; EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptor, Platelet-Derived Growth Factor beta
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28. Suhr M, Gottschalk J, Kreusch T: Metastatic malignant solitary fibrous tumour to the infra-temporal fossa. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg; 2003 Dec;32(6):659-61
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  • [Title] Metastatic malignant solitary fibrous tumour to the infra-temporal fossa.
  • Malignant solitary fibrous tumours (MSFTs) are rare tumours of fibrous origin, which can occur at all anatomical sites and represent 20% of solitary fibrous tumours.
  • Fine-needle aspiration cytology is not able to distinguish benign from malignant disease, and sufficient tissue has to be obtained for accurate histological diagnosis to be made.
  • We present a 57-year-old patient with a presumably metastatic MSFT from the peritoneal cavity to the skull-base who is in a stable state 17 months after surgical debulking of the skull-base and removal of the peritoneal lesion, followed by post-operative chemotherapy.
  • We suggest the terminology metastatic malignant solitary fibrous tumour for a description of this disease.
  • [MeSH-major] Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue / secondary. Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology. Skull Base Neoplasms / secondary
  • [MeSH-minor] Antigens, CD34 / analysis. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Doxorubicin / administration & dosage. Female. Humans. Ifosfamide / administration & dosage. Immunohistochemistry. Middle Aged. Terminology as Topic

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  • (PMID = 14686422.001).
  • [ISSN] 0901-5027
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Denmark
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, CD34; 80168379AG / Doxorubicin; UM20QQM95Y / Ifosfamide
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29. Cardillo G, Carbone L, Carleo F, Masala N, Graziano P, Bray A, Martelli M: Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura: an analysis of 110 patients treated in a single institution. Ann Thorac Surg; 2009 Nov;88(5):1632-7
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  • [Title] Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura: an analysis of 110 patients treated in a single institution.
  • BACKGROUND: Solitary (localized) fibrous tumors of the pleura (SFTP) are rare slow-growing neoplasms that generally have a favorable prognosis.
  • METHODS: The records of 110 patients (63 men; mean age 56.4 years; range, 17 to 79) surgically treated for SFTP from July 1990 to February 2008, were evaluated for demographics, operative procedure, histopathology, morbidity, mortality, postoperative chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and long-term follow-up.
  • The main surgical approach was video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (69 procedures with a conversion rate of 14.5%); 40 patients underwent thoracotomy and 1 had sternotomy.
  • Tumors were pathologically benign in 95 cases (86.4%), and malignant in 15 (13.6%).
  • Symptomatic patients presented with malignant tumors more often than asymptomatic (19.1% versus 9.5%).
  • The overall disease-free survival rate was 90.8% (95.7% in benign cases and 67.1% in malignant cases; p < 0.05).
  • Eight patients presented with recurrence of disease, 4 cases of which were malignant and 4 were benign.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura is a rare disease that includes both benign and malignant variants.The outcome is mostly benign, with an overall 10-year survival rate of 97.5%.
  • Pathologically benign lesions show a better disease-free survival rate than malignant lesions (95.7% versus 67.1%; p < 0.05).
  • Surgery is the gold standard of treatment as neither radiotherapy nor chemotherapy proved to be effective.
  • [MeSH-major] Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 19853123.001).
  • [ISSN] 1552-6259
  • [Journal-full-title] The Annals of thoracic surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Thorac. Surg.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Netherlands
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30. Kawamura S, Nakamura T, Oya T, Ishizawa S, Sakai Y, Tanaka T, Saito S, Fukuoka J: Advanced malignant solitary fibrous tumor in pelvis responding to radiation therapy. Pathol Int; 2007 Apr;57(4):213-8
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  • [Title] Advanced malignant solitary fibrous tumor in pelvis responding to radiation therapy.
  • Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare spindle cell neoplasm that is benign in most cases.
  • Herein is reported a case of a 74-year-old woman with a giant malignant SFT in the pelvis.
  • Along with massive invasion to adjacent organs and multiple lung metastases detected on radiography, biopsy from the tumor through the vaginal wall showed malignant looking spindle-cell neoplasm with increased cellularity, areas of necrosis, and high mitotic activity (5/10 high-power fields).
  • Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells were diffusely and strongly positive for CD34, CD99, and bcl-2.
  • Based on pathological features and clinical presentation, diagnosis of malignant SFT was made.
  • The patient received systemic and the intra-arterial chemotherapy followed by whole pelvic radiation therapy (50 Gy).
  • Initial chemotherapies failed to control the tumor.
  • Afterwards, improvement was observed radiologically and pathologically in the 12 months' follow up after the radiation therapy.
  • This is the first report related to therapeutic remarks on advanced malignant SFT.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma / radiotherapy. Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue / radiotherapy. Pelvic Neoplasms / radiotherapy

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  • (PMID = 17316417.001).
  • [ISSN] 1320-5463
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology international
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathol. Int.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Australia
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