Recurrent Localized Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura

Balakrishnan Mahesh, Colin Clelland, Chandana Ratnatunga

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Localized fibrous tumors of the pleura are rare. They are often asymptomatic and may have symptoms based on size, bronchial invasion, or hormone production, or a combination of these. Complete resection offers the best chance of cure. However, recurrence is reported in a significant number of patients and can often be treated by repeated resection, albeit with increasing difficulty. We present a case in which delayed recurrence occurred after excision of such a tumor. This required a chest-wall resection and reconstruction after which a second recurrence occurred. Further thoracotomy including a latissimus dorsi free flap procedure was needed for a third-time recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-345
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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