Annals of African Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 144--146

Solitary fibrous tumour of cervical spinal cord


Mallikarjuna Rao Koduru, Sandeep Ail, Jayarama Shetty, Vijith Shetty 
 Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandeep Ail
Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka
India

Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare mesenchymal neoplasms of fibroblastic origin. They commonly arise from visceral pleura, but also arise from nonserosal sites such as meninges, central nervous system parenchyma, and spinal cord. In the spinal cord, SFTs commonly arise from the thoracic spinal cord, followed by cervical spinal cord, lumbar spinal cord, and sacrum. Histologically, SFTs can be similar to hemangiopericytoma, schwannoma, fibrous meningioma, fibroma, gliofibroma, and ependymoma. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) plays an important role in differentiating SFTs from other identical tumors. Here, we report a rare case of SFT of the cervical spinal cord, which was initially reported as hemangiopericytoma, and the diagnosis of SFT was confirmed by IHC.


How to cite this article:
Koduru MR, Ail S, Shetty J, Shetty V. Solitary fibrous tumour of cervical spinal cord.Ann Afr Med 2020;19:144-146


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Koduru MR, Ail S, Shetty J, Shetty V. Solitary fibrous tumour of cervical spinal cord. Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 May 25 ];19:144-146
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