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Localized malignant pleural sarcomatoid mesothelioma misdiagnosed as benign localized fibrous tumor

  
@article{JTD7355,
	author = {Kwan-Chang Kim and Hong-Phuc Vo},
	title = {Localized malignant pleural sarcomatoid mesothelioma misdiagnosed as benign localized fibrous tumor},
	journal = {Journal of Thoracic Disease},
	volume = {8},
	number = {6},
	year = {2016},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Localized malignant pleural mesothelioma (LMPM) is a rare tumor with good prognosis by surgical resection. We report an atypical case of malignant pleural sarcomatoid mesothelioma (SM) in an asymptomatic 65-year-old woman, who had no history of exposure to asbestos. She presented with a small pleural mass without pleural effusion and was misdiagnosed as a benign localized fibrous tumor (BLFT) on pathologic examination through a surgical tumor specimen. However, seven months later, the patient returned with serious cancerous symptoms. A large recurrent tumor mass was found within the chest wall invading at the old surgical resection site. SM, a subtype of LMPM, was confirmed with histopathogy and immunohistochemisty. In conclusion, malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) can present with typical radiologic finding similar to a BLFT, and has a wide histopathologic presentation in biopsy specimen. A thorough pathologic investigation should be attempted even when a pleural mass resembles benign, localized, and small on radiologic studies.},
	issn = {2077-6624},	url = {https://jtd.amegroups.com/article/view/7355}
}