Malignant Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Scalp

Brett M. Shirley, David R. Kang, Aya Hamao Sakamoto

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Solitary fibrous tumors are an uncommon slow growing benign neoplasm originally described as a pleural neoplasm but can also be found in the lung, mediastinum, peritoneum, or any other sites including the head and neck. Malignant solitary fibrous tumors (MSFT) are extremely rare and only few cases have been published in the literature. There have been 19 cases reported of MSFT in the head and neck, but there are no reports of MSFT located within the scalp in the English language literature. We present a case of MSFT arising in the scalp and describe our experience with the clinical presentation, surgical management, and outcome in this pathological condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016


  • Head and neck oncology
  • Malignant solitary fibrous tumor
  • Neoplasms of the head and neck
  • Pleural tumor
  • Scalp tumor
  • Solitary fibrous tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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