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Giant malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the pleura arising from solitary fibrous tumour
  1. A Bini,
  2. M Grazia,
  3. F Stella,
  4. F Petrella,
  5. R Bazzocchi
  1. Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, “S Orsola-Malpighi” Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr F Petrella
    Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, “S Orsola-Malpighi” Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy; fpetrellalibero.it

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A 61 year old man was admitted with acute breathlessness. A computed tomographic (CT) scan showed a pleural mass 20 cm in diameter occupying the whole right hemithorax and causing massive lung atelectasis, with the exception of a small part of the upper lobe (fig 1A). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a right pleural effusion with right hemidiaphragm …

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