A case of multiple synchronous localized fibrous tumor of the pleura

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Tastepe I., Alper A., Ozaydin H., Memis L., Cetin G.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY, vol.18, no.4, pp.491-494, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


We report a patient with two synchronous distinct masses in the same hemithorax both of which got the diagnosis of benign localized fibrous tumor of the pleura. The plain chest X-ray was rather obscured due to a large left-sided pleural effusion, but her subsequent computerized chest tomography revealed a heterogenous hypodense soft tissue mass, which was pleural in origin, sitting on the diaphragm bathed in fluid. At thoracotomy, we detected two distinct masses in the left hemithorax, both arising from the visceral pleura via their vascular pedicles. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.