Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT), usually described in the pleura, is exceedingly rare in the prostate. We report a 60-year-old man with prostatic SFT revealed by obstructive urinary symptoms, and detected by ultrasonography. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging suggested a prostatic origin. CT-guided tumor biopsy diagnosed a SFT. A cystoprostatectomy was performed. Pathologic examination showed a 15-cm tumor arising from the prostate and showing histological criteria suggestive of aggressiveness. The surgical resection margins were tumor-free. The patient was then regularly monitored and is still alive in complete remission, 28 months after surgery. In conclusion, we report a new exceptional case of prostatic SFT. We review the literature and discuss the challenging issues of misdiagnosis, prognosis and treatment.
Prof. François Bertucci
Department of Medical Oncology, Institut Paoli-Calmettes
232, bd Ste-Marguerite
FR–13273 Marseille Cedex 09 (France)
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Published online: January 10, 2012
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Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 1,
Case Reports in Oncology
Vol. 5, No. 1, Year 2012 (Cover Date: January - April)
Journal Editor: Markman M. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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