J Cancer 2011; 2:206-209. doi:10.7150/jca.2.206

Case Report

Primary Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Thyroid - Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Zhigang Song1, Chunkai Yu2, Xin Song1, Lixin Wei1, Aijun Liu1 ✉

1. Department of Pathology, the Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, 100853, China
2. Department of Pathology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100730, China


Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare spindle-cell neoplasm, especially in the thyroid. We report a case of primary solitary fibrous tumor of the thyroid gland in a 37 year-old Chinese man. The tumor was characterized by bland-looking spindle cells admixed with thin and thick collagen fibers. On immunohistochemistry study indicated that tumor cells were diffusely positive for CD34, Bcl-2 and CD99, and negative for Desmin, NSE, SMA, S-100, and CD68. The patient remains well 16 months after excision. The morphologic and immunohistochemical features of the thyroid SFTs are similar to their reported counterparts in other anatomic sites.

Keywords: solitary fibrous tumor, thyroid

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Song Z, Yu C, Song X, Wei L, Liu A. Primary Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Thyroid - Report of a Case and Review of the Literature. J Cancer 2011; 2:206-209. doi:10.7150/jca.2.206. Available from http://www.jcancer.org/v02p0206.htm