A small bump on the area of tumor that can be felt with hand is the main symptom of solitary fibrous tissue tumor. The bump is not painful but in some people causes pain.
Benign tumors grow slowly and no signs and symptoms will be noticed.
Although in severe cases this tumor can cause pain in the area due to compression of nerve endings. Different signs and symptoms will be presented depending on the location of tumor.
In the pleura it might lead to dyspnea and in prostate it will cause urinary retention due to obstruction of the genital tract.
In worst cases these tumors become benign and show signs of aggression like swollen lymph nodes and pain.
The exact cause of solitary fibrous tissue tumor is not identified. Recurrent fusions of two genes, NGFI-A-binding protein 2 (NAB2) and STAT6, located at chromosomal region 12q13, have been identified in solitary fibrous tissue tumors.
Genetics play an important role in developing the solitary fibrous tissue tumor.
4 Making a Diagnosis
To diagnose solitary fibrous tissue tumor doctor combines the latest diagnostic techniques with their skill.
Tests and methods may include:
Doctor based on the symptoms will recommend X-ray examination or any of the following procedures:
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