Pedunculated localized fibrous tumor of the pleura presenting as a moving chest mass


AKMAN C., CETINKAYA S. , ULUS S., KAYNAK K., Oz B.

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.98, no.4, pp.486-488, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.smj.0000145392.84271.86
  • Title of Journal : SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.486-488

Abstract

Localized fibrous tumor of the pleura is a rare primary pleural neoplasm. The tumors are usually discovered incidentally on routine chest radiography. A change in the lesion's position with respiration and/or posture of the patient indicates a pedunculated pleural lesion. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging reveal the relation of the lesions to adjacent structures. Magnetic resonance imaging is also useful for the characterization of the lesions on the basis of signal features. These tumors usually consist of mature fibrous tissue.