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Langenbecks Arch Chir. 1994;379(5):307-9.

[Localized benign pleural mesothelioma].

[Article in German]

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Klinik für Allgemein- und Thoraxchirurgie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen.


Benign mesothelioma of the pleura is a very rare tumor. The cells responsible originate from either the mesothelium or the submesothelium. This is why such tumors are described in the literature as fibroma of the pleura, mesothelial fibroma, localized fibrous mesothelioma and monophasic spindle cell tumor. Their growth, is very slow taking several years or even decades. In contrast to the more common malignant mesothelioma of the pleura, it is not related to asbestos exposure. This report deals with a 47-year-old woman patient with a giant benign mesothelioma of the pleura in the region of the right thorax, which was completely removed by thoracotomy.

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