Localized Fibrous Tumors of the Pleura: Experience With 7 Recent Cases
Otros títulos : 
Mesotelioma fibroso localizado de pleura: nuestra experiencia quirúrgica en 7 casos recientes
Palabras clave : 
Pleural neoplasm
Solitary fibrous tumor
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Editorial : 
Elsevier España
Torre W, Rodriguez-Spiteri N, Sola JJ, Delgado M. Localized fibrous tumors of the pleura: experience with 7 recent cases. Arch Bronconeumol 2004 Jul;40(7):329-332
OBJECTIVE: Localized fibrous tumors of the pleura are rare. We report 7 cases and review the literature in order to define the range of clinical characteristics of these tumors, treatment options, and prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective review of 7 cases treated between 1997 and 2003, focusing on clinical presentation, diagnostic tests, and treatment. The tumor was removed surgically in all cases, by thoracotomy in 6 cases and by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in 1 patient. RESULTS: All patients recovered fully after surgery, with no postoperative complications. One patient experienced recurrence twice, 33 and 67 months after the initial resection. All are alive at the time of writing, after a mean follow up period of 19 months (range 1 month to 5 years and 10 months). CONCLUSIONS: The treatment of choice for a fibrous tumor of the pleura is full resection and follow up to detect possible late recurrence.

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