Solitary Fibrous Tumour of the Pleura Presenting as Mediastinal or Interfissural Masses

WH Kwan, L Chu, WH Yeung, JLS Khoo

Hong Kong J Radiol 2006;9:28-32

Solitary fibrous tumour of the pleura is an uncommon primary pleural neoplasm. Awareness about imaging findings is important for early detection. This report is of 2 patients with solitary fibrous tumour of the pleura in atypical locations. The first patient was a 66-year-old man with a left hilar shadow on a chest X-ray 19 years previously. His serial chest X-rays and computed tomography findings are described. The second report describes the chest radiograph and computed tomography findings of a 45-year-old woman with a right interfissural tumour. The final diagnoses were made after surgical excision of the masses.