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Solitary fibrous tumour of the falciform ligament containing multiple foci of malignant transformation
  1. A L Gidwani1,
  2. F J Mullan1,
  3. B Kenny2
  1. 1Department of General Surgery, Causeway Hospitals Trust, 4 Newbridge Road, Coleraine, County Londonderry, BT52 1HS, UK
  2. 2Department of Histopathology, Antrim Area Hospital, 45 Bush Road, Antrim BT41 2RL, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 A L Gidwani
 Causeway Hospitals Trust, Number 2 Beeches Bungalows, 19 Maybrook Park, Mountsandel Road, Coleraine, County Londonderry, BT52 1SN, UK;


Solitary fibrous tumour is an uncommon soft tissue tumour initially described in the pleural cavity. In the past decade, it has been described in various extrapleural sites, including the abdomen. Traditionally regarded as benign, cases of histologically or clinically malignant solitary fibrous tumours are rare. This report describes such a case, although the patient is still disease free five years after excisional surgery, without adjuvant treatment. The acute clinical presentation may be related to malignant transformation occurring in a long standing solitary fibrous tumour.

  • falciform
  • fibrous
  • malignant
  • solitary
  • transformation

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