Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy ›› 2021, Vol. 5 ›› Issue (3): 265-267.doi: 10.37015/AUDT.2021.210004

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Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound for Diagnosing Pancreatic Solitary Fibrous Tumor: A Case Report

Lei Chen, MMa, Cong Chen, MMa, Qingfu Qian, MMa, Zhikui Chen, PhDa,*()   

  1. aDepartment of Ultrasound, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, Fuzhou, China
  • Received:2021-01-25 Revised:2021-04-19 Accepted:2021-04-25 Online:2021-09-30 Published:2021-08-31
  • Contact: Zhikui Chen, PhD,


Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare, especially in the pancreas. Here, we present a case of pancreatic SFT in a 45-year-old woman for its imaging characteristics on contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). On gray-scale imaging, the lesion was a regular, well-defined, and extremely hypoechoic mass in the body of the pancreas. On CEUS, it manifested as a slightly “slow wash-in and quick wash-out” heterogeneous enhancement. The patient underwent laparoscopic partial pancreatectomy, and the pathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of SFT with malignant potential. CEUS enabled real-time observation of the microcirculatory perfusion of the lesion, which is very useful when a differential diagnosis of pancreatic SFT is suspected.

Key words: Solitary fibrous tumor; Contrast-enhanced; Ultrasound; Pancreas