Suboccipital malignant solitary fibrous tumor: Report of a case

M. Geraldine Zuniga, Brent A. Orr, Steven S. Chang, Ralph P. Tufano

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Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare soft-tissue sarcomas usually arising in the pleura of the thoracic cavity. Thirty percent of SFTs present in extrapleural locations, and infrequently in the head and neck region. While the majority of SFTs are benign, aggressive variants have been described. We report a case of a patient with a malignant SFT arising in the suboccipital soft tissues of the neck. We elucidate the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in managing this tumor in this unusual location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E25
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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