Annals of Thoracic Medicine
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 217-

Recurrent intrathoracic solitary fibrous tumor: Remarkable response to radiotherapy


Sezai Cubuk 
 Department of Thoracic Surgery, GATA Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Sezai Cubuk
Department of Thoracic Surgery, GATA Training Hospital, Ankara
Turkey




How to cite this article:
Cubuk S. Recurrent intrathoracic solitary fibrous tumor: Remarkable response to radiotherapy.Ann Thorac Med 2015;10:217-217


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Cubuk S. Recurrent intrathoracic solitary fibrous tumor: Remarkable response to radiotherapy. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];10:217-217
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Sir,

I read with extreme interest the case report by Liu and colleagues published in the Ann Thorac Med, describing their patient with recurrent in trathoracic solitary fibrous tumor: Remarkable response to radiotherapy. [1]

Surgery is the main treatment for solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura as reported by Liu and colleagues. It is seen that the radiotherapy treatment is very effective, but debulking surgery should be given priority in these patients before radiotherapy. After debulking surgery, lower doses of radiation shall be given to the patients. In case of relapse chances of getting re-rays obtained, another treatment option is to conduct surgery after radiotherapy. Removal of the shrinking tumor would be the appropriate treatment option. [2],[3]

References

1Liu M, Liu B, Dong L, Liu B. Recurrent intrathoracic solitary fibrous tumor: Remarkable response to radiotherapy. Ann Thorac Med 2014;9:245-7.
2Dantonello TM, Lochbühler H, Schuck A, Kube S, Godzinski J, Sköldenberg E, et al. Challenges in the local treatment of large abdominal embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Ann Surg Oncol 2014;21:3579-86.
3Morisod B, Monnier P, Simon C, Sandu K. Cricotracheal resection for laryngeal invasion by thyroid carcinoma: Our experience. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2014;271:2261-6.