Solitary Fibrous Tumors – causes, side effects and treatments at NaturalPedia.com

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Solitary fibrous tumors are mostly noncancerous overgrowth arising from the mesenchymal tissue. The mesenchyme is the middle layer of the three main germ layers of an embryo: the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. Solitary fibrous tumors are comprised of fibroblasts and related cell types. These rare tumors can develop in any part of the body. However, these tumors are commonly found in the pleura, which is the area in the lining of the lung and chest cavity. Other parts of the body where these rare tumors can form include the spinal cord, dura, head and neck, arms and legs, abdominal parenchymal organs, retroperitoneum, peritoneum, and pelvic organs. The exact cause of formation of the tumor is unknown. Solitary fibrous tumors were previously known as localized fibrous mesotheliomas.

Known side effects of solitary fibrous tumors

One of the known side effects of solitary fibrous tumors is a slow-growing painless mass with symptoms, such as increased skin temperatures over the tumor, telangiectasia (abnormal dilation of the blood vessels) over the tumor, varicose veins in the area of the tumor, abnormal vibration of pulse over the tumor, and restriction of joint movement (if the tumor is near to a joint). In rare cases, solitary fibrous tumors of soft tissue may cause hypoglycemia, while the side effects of solitary fibrous tumors in the pleura include chest pain, a persistent cough, and shortness of breath.

Body systems harmed by solitary fibrous tumors

The body systems harmed by depending on where the tumors are located. Moreover, mesenchymal tissues can be part of many organs.

List of foods or nutrients that prevent solitary fibrous tumors

There is no information on what foods or nutrients exactly prevent solitary fibrous tumors. Nonetheless, there are foods that can help prevent tumors, especially cancerous ones. These include garlic, broccoli, Brazil nuts, lemonade, blueberries, artichoke, salmon, kiwifruit, scallions, and sauerkraut.

Treatments, management plans for solitary fibrous tumors

Treatment for solitary fibrous tumors often involves a surgical treatment to remove the tumor, even if they are not cancerous. If benign tumors are not removed, they have the potential to become cancerous.

Where to learn more

Summary

Solitary fibrous tumors are mostly noncancerous overgrowth arising from the mesenchymal tissue.

Solitary fibrous tumors cause slow-growing painless mass with symptoms, such as increased skin temperatures over the tumor, telangiectasia or abnormal dilation of the blood vessels, over the tumor, varicose veins in the area of the tumor, abnormal vibration of pulse over the tumor, and restriction of joint movement (if the tumor is near to a joint).

Solitary fibrous tumors of the soft tissue may cause hypoglycemia.

Solitary fibrous tumors in the pleura can cause chest pain, a persistent cough, and shortness of breath.

Sources include:

DoveMed.com

Radiopaedia.org

MedlinePlus.gov

RD.com

My.ClevelandClinic.org



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