Solitary fibrous tumor of the retropharynx causing obstructive sleep apnea

Ivan H. El-Sayed, David W. Eisele, Tony L. Yang, Gioia Iezza

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Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare, usually benign, spindle cell neoplasms that most often originate near mesothelium-lined surfaces of the pleural or peritoneal cavity. SFTs reported in the head and neck occur most commonly in the oral cavity, sinonasal tract, and orbit. We report a case of SFT of the retropharynx causing severe obstructive sleep apnea. The diagnostic and management strategies of SFTs are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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