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Case of the Week 601


What is the most likely diagnosis?

  • 51 year-old woman with chest pain



Enhanced Axial CT of Chest-Lung Window

  1. Lipoma
  2. Pseudotumor
  3. Lymphoma
  4. Localized Fibrous Tumor of Pleura
  5. Hamartoma

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Enhanced Axial CT of Chest-Mediastinal Window


Answer:

4. Localized Fibrous Tumor of Pleura

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Localized Fibrous Tumor of Pleura

 

General Considerations

  • Rare, mesenchymal primary tumors of the visceral pleura less common than diffuse malignant mesothelioma
  • Localized form is less common and not related to asbestos exposure or smoking
  • LFTP can be either benign or malignant but is much more often benign (7:1)
  • Usually patients are >50 years old
  • Most occur in the inferior portions of the hemithoraces

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