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BENIGN LOCALISED PLEURAL FIBROMA

BENIGN LOCALISED PLEURAL FIBROMA

Clinical History

This mass was removed operatively from an interlobar fissure in the right lung of a 36 year old male, following its discovery in routine chest X-ray. Post-operative recovery was satisfactory.

Pathology

The specimen is a greyish, encapsulated, ovoid tumour 3.5 cm in largest diameter. The tumour is vaguely lobulated. The capsule is absent centrally, in an area 2 cm in diameter. This may be the site of attachment of the tumour. Beneath the capsule small blood vessels are faintly seen. Histologically this was a benign localised fibroma of the visceral pleura.

Note

See J6 R1.