Solitary fibrous tumor of the pancreas: Case report with cytologic and surgical pathology correlation and review of the literature

Vidhya D. Srinivasan, Jeffrey D. Wayne, M. Sambasiva Rao, Debra L. Zynger*

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Context: Solitary fibrous tumor is an ucommon spindle cell tumor which can occur in a variety of locations. Four cases of pancreatic solitary fibrous tumor have been reported in the literature. Case report: We report the fifth case of pancreatic solitary fibrous tumor in a 78-year-old woman who presented with back pain and weight loss. Imaging studies were suggestive of an endocrine tumor. Endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration was performed and revealed a benign mesenchymal tumor, which is the first successful report of cytology on a pancreatic solitary fibrous tumor. The patient underwent a distal pancreatectomy with resection of the mass which was diagnosed as solitary fibrous tumor, supported by immunohistochemical studies showing positivity for CD99, vimentin, bc1-2, and CD34. Conclusion: Diagnosing pancreatic solitary fibrous tumor is challenging due to its rarity, nonspecific, clinical presentation, and difficulty to be radiologically distinguished from other pancreatic lesions. These issues as well as the prior four cases are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)526-530
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Pancreas
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 2008



  • Biopsy, fine-needle
  • Cytology
  • Pancreas
  • Solitary fibrous tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology

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