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Laparoscopic Resection of a Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Retroperitoneum, Report of a Case and Literature Review

Maria Sofia 1 , * , Saverio Latteri 1 , Valentina Randazzo 1 , Giuseppe Scibilia 2 , Antonio Galia 3 , Gaetano La Greca 1 and Domenico Russello 1
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1 Department of Surgical Sciences Organ Transplantations and Advanced Tecnologies, General Surgery Unit, Cannizzaro Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
2 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy
3 Department of Patology, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy
Article information
  • Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences: November 01, 2014, 3 (4); e18452
  • Published Online: September 2, 2014
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: February 22, 2014
  • Accepted: July 1, 2014

To Cite: Sofia M, Latteri S, Randazzo V, Scibilia G, Galia A, et al. Laparoscopic Resection of a Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Retroperitoneum, Report of a Case and Literature Review, J Minim Invasive Surg Sci. 2014 ; 3(4):e18452.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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