Thursday, September 16, 2010

Solitary Fibrous Tumour of the Orbit-CT

SFT might be included in the differential diagnosis of soft tissue masses in the orbit, if one sees a markedly enhancing mass showing the similar characteristics to those of the internal carotid artery on postcontrast CT or MR images.  Since the first report by Klemperer and Rabin1 in 1931 as a primary spindle-cell tumor of the pleura, solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) has been recognized as a distinctive, though rare, pathologic entity that most commonly arises from the pleura and peritoneum.

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