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A rare case of rectal bleeding and Fusobacterium mortiferum sepsis due to solitary fibrous tumour originating from the mesentery
  1. Swaminathan Perinkulam Sathyanarayanan1,
  2. Khizar Hamid1,
  3. Kayla Hoerschgen2 and
  4. Tony Oliver1
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
  2. 2Department of Pathology, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Swaminathan Perinkulam Sathyanarayanan; ashwin1694{at}


Solitary fibrous tumours (SFTs) are rare mesenchymal tumours that are mostly seen in the pleura. Lately, they have also been described in other locations. Recent discovery of the NAB2-STAT6 fusion gene which is specific for SFTs has led to an accurate diagnosis of SFTs. The occurrence of SFTs in the mesentery is very rarely reported in the literature. We report a case of a 63-year-old female who presented with abdominal pain, rectal bleeding and Fusobacterium bacteraemia, who was ultimately found to have a mesenteric SFT.

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  • Contributors SPS was involved in the conception, drafting and revision of the manuscript. KhH was involved in the conception and drafting of the manuscript. KH was involved in image acquisition and drafting of the manuscript. TO was involved in drafting, editing and revising the manuscript. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to be accountable for the accuracy of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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