Massive intrathoracic solitary fibrous tumor of the right hemithorax

Michael Boswell, Bradford Smith, Dennis Wigle, Phillip Rowse, Mark Smith

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Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura (SFTP) are rare mesenchymal tumors that arise from visceral or parietal tissue. Surgical resection of massive SFTP can be complicated by airway collapse, vascular compression/hemodynamic instability, and hemorrhage. Patients with SFTP may also present with metabolic derangements secondary to paraneoplastic processes. We present a case of successful removal of massive right-sided SFTP via clamshell sternotomy and discuss the perioperative considerations for which providers should be familiar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-494
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of cardiac anaesthesia
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2021


  • Anesthesia
  • solitary fibrous tumor
  • thoracic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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