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J Thorac Oncol. 2008 Nov;3(11):1356-8. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e318186a87a.

Multiple calcifying fibrous pseudotumor of the pleura.

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Calcifying fibrous pseudotumor (CFP) of the pleura is a rare benign lesion. Eleven cases of CFP of the pleura have been reported, and multiple nodules were present in seven cases. We report one additional case of multiple CFP occurring in the right pleura. The patient was 35-year-old asymptomatic male who presented at our hospital with incidentally found multiple pleural nodules. Diagnosis was made by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and complete resection of all disseminated lesions was possible with followed thoracotomy. Although multiple lesions may prevent the complete resection and CFP of the pleura is considered as benign lesion, complete surgical resection of all lesions seems to be the best therapy for CFP of the pleura to reduce additional dissemination and local recurrence.

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