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Robotic-assisted laparoscopic resection of a pelvic solitary fibrous tumour causing distal ureteric compression
  1. Matthew Benn1,2 and
  2. Wesley Hii1
  1. 1 Department of Urology, Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
  2. 2 School of Medicine and Dentistry, Griffith University Faculty of Health, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Matthew Benn; matthew.benn{at}


This case report describes a male in his late 40s with a 4 cm pelvic mass compressing the left distal ureter, resulting in left hydroureteronephrosis. Biopsy of the mass was suggestive of a solitary fibrous tumour. The patient underwent a robotic-assisted laparoscopic excision of the left pelvic mass. Intraoperatively, the mass was found to be densely adhered to the ureter, necessitating a left distal ureterectomy and ureteric reimplantation. Subsequent histopathological analysis revealed the mass was a solitary fibrous tumour with no evidence of malignancy.

  • Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Urological surgery
  • Surgical oncology

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  • Contributors The following authors were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content: MB and WH. The following authors gave final approval of the manuscript: MB and WH.

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