Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  1997 Mar;30(3):353-356.

Localized Fibrous Tumors of the Pleura: Report of 3 cases, Benign and Malignant

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Korea.

Abstract

Localized fibrous tumor of the pleura is a rare condition. Most follow a benign course and they are found as an incidental finding during routine chest X-ray. A small proportion of these tumors are malignant and have characteristic clinical and histopathological features. In this paper, we report three cases of localized fibrous tumors of the pleura, one malignant associated with asymptomatic hypoglycemia, the others benign. In a malignant case, the tumor was resected through thoracotomy and the hypoglycemia was relieved immediately. In two benign cases, tumors on small pedicles were resected using video-assisted thoracic surgical technique.

Keyword

Pleural neoplasm; Hypoglycemia; Thoracic Surgery

MeSH Terms

Hypoglycemia
Incidental Findings
Pleura*
Pleural Neoplasms
Thoracic Surgery
Thoracotomy
Thorax
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