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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
Aug 2011

Pathology Quiz Case 2: Diagnosis

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;137(8):833-834. doi:10.1001/archoto.2011.127-b

Diagnosis: Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the hypopharynx

Solitary fibrous tumors are rare spindle cell neoplasms of mesenchymal tissue origin.1 They were originally described as a form of mesothelioma of the pleural or peritoneal cavities2; however, more recently, they have been described throughout the body, including the head and neck, gastrointestinal tract, male reproductive system, and urinary bladder.3

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