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Table 2 Treatment and outcome of 45 cases of solitary fibrous tumors of pleura with Doege-Potter syndrome, 1979-2011

From: Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura with Doege-Potter syndrome: a case report and three-decade review of the literature

Treatment/outcome Benign (n = 22) Malignant (n = 23) P-value*
Treatment    
Surgery    
Simple excision 13 (n = 18) 11 (n = 20)  
Complex excision 5 (n = 18) 9 (n = 20) 0.27
Radiotherapy 0 1 (n = 23)  
Chemotherapy 0 1 (n = 23)  
Combination therapy    
Surgery + radiotherapy 0 2 (n = 23)  
Surgery + Chemotherapy 0 0  
Surgery + radio + Chemotherapy 0 0  
Recurrent 2 (n = 14) 2 (n = 15) 0.94
Imaging features    
Lobular borders 6 (n = 11) 9 (n = 15)  
Smooth borders 5 (n = 11) 6 (n = 15) 0.78
Pedicle 3 (n = 11) 5 (n = 16) 0.82
Calcification 2 (n = 9) 0  
Mass effect on mediastinum 8 (n = 9) 8 (n = 13) 0.16
Atelectasis 8 (n = 9) 7 (n = 9) 0.53
Chest wall involvement 1 (n = 12) 3 (n = 8) 0.11
Results of PET CT$ 2 (n = 3) 0  
Benefit of transthoracic needle biopsy 8 (n = 11) 7 (n = 9) 0.80
  1. *Pearson P-values for all frequency variables were estimated by individual Chi-square test.
  2. $PET CT: positron emission tomography-computed tomography.