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Aust N Z J Surg. 1992 Apr;62(4):311-3.

Malignancy in a massive localized fibrous tumour of pleura.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales.


Localized fibrous tumour of pleura is a rare condition. Most follow a benign course and are an incidental finding during routine chest X-ray. A small proportion of these tumours are malignant and have characteristic clinical and histopathological features. This case report is of a 65 year old woman who presented with respiratory symptoms and polyarthropathy, and had a subsequent resection of a massive pleural tumour with features suggestive of malignancy.

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