Case Report
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World J Gastrointest Surg. Aug 27, 2019; 11(8): 348-357
Published online Aug 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i8.348
Doege-Potter syndrome by malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the liver: A case report and review of literature
Antonella Delvecchio, Loren Duda, Maria Conticchio, Felicia Fiore, Stefano Lafranceschina, Umberto Riccelli, Antonella Cristofano, Bianca Pascazio, Anna Colagrande, Leonardo Resta, Riccardo Memeo
Antonella Delvecchio, Maria Conticchio, Felicia Fiore, Stefano Lafranceschina, Umberto Riccelli, Riccardo Memeo, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, General Surgery Unit “M. Rubino”, University of Bari, Bari 70124, Italy
Loren Duda, Anna Colagrande, Leonardo Resta, Department of Pathology, University of Bari, Bari 70124, Italy
Antonella Cristofano, Department of Oncology, Ente Ecclesiastico Ospedale F. Miulli, Acquaviva delle Fonti 70021, Italy
Bianca Pascazio, Department of General Surgery, Ospedale San Paolo, Bari 70123, Italy
Author contributions: Delvecchio A and Memeo R designed the report and the review; Conticchio M, Fiore F, Pascazio B and Lafranceschina S collected the patient’s clinical data; Riccelli U, native English speaker, responsable of revision English language; Duda L, Colagrande A and Resta L provided relevant figures and described anatomopathological characteristics; Cristofano A designed oncological features; all authors issued final approval for the version to be submitted.
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Corresponding author: Antonella Delvecchio, MD, Surgeon, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, General Surgery Unit “M. Rubino”, University of Bari, 17 Street Mario Pagano, Ceglie Messapica, Bari 70124, Italy.
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Received: June 13, 2019
Peer-review started: June 19, 2019
First decision: August 2, 2019
Revised: August 9, 2019
Accepted: August 13, 2019
Article in press: August 13, 2019
Published online: August 27, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare mesenchymal tumors first described in 1931 by Klemperer and Rabin. Usually, SFTs are benign, but 10%-20% of them are reported to be malignant with a tendency to metastasize. At present, 22 cases of liver malignant SFTs, including our patient, have been reported in literature. Some cases are associated with a paraneoplastic hypoglycaemia definied as Doege-Potter syndrome. Surgery is the best therapeutic modality and prolongs life, but also improves the clinical characteristics associated with Doege-Potter syndrome if present. Longlife follow-up is recommended.