Unusual Presentations of Cerebral Solitary Fibrous Tumors: Report of Four Cases Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue
  • Neurologic Examination


  • C-SoFTs are rare central nervous system, typically dural-based, tumors. They frequently are overlooked in the differential diagnosis of solid central nervous system tumors. Our findings suggest that these tumors can occur at any age and in most locations, regardless of proximity to the meninges (basal ganglia and ventricle), suggesting that the cells of origin are not meningothelial, but rather the mesenchyme of the cerebral vasculature. T1- and T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging was notable for areas of hypointensity and of hyperintensity best described as patchy or a ying-yang appearance in all cases. Delayed extracranial metastasis may be noted.

publication date

  • April 2004



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 15046670

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1004

end page

  • 9; discussion 1009


  • 54


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