Serum β-hCG as an Indicator of Recurrence After the Complete Resection of a Malignant Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura

Hiroshi Yabuki, Akira Sakurada, Hiromichi Niikawa, Hirotsugu Notsuda, Chiaki Endo, Yasushi Matsuda, Masafumi Noda, Ryoko Saito, Shinichi Yamashita, Yoichi Arai, Yoshinori Okada

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Abstract

In solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) of the pleura, malignant SFTs are uncommon. Although SFTs are known to cause paraneoplastic syndromes through the production of insulin-like growth factor, to the best of our knowledge, the production of beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) has been reported only in 1 case involving a patient with a benign SFT. We herein report the first case of the elevation of β-hCG serum levels associated with a malignant SFT in which the β-hCG serum level became a useful indicator of recurrence after the complete resection of the primary mediastinal lesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e551-e553
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume102
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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