Intrapleural thoracolithiasis: a rare intrathoracic pearl-like lesion.


Pleural stone or thoracolithiasis is a very rare condition with only 16 cases treated by surgery reported in the literature. We report the case of a 66-year-old patient in whom the pleural stone was thought to be a posterior mediastinal tumor. Exploratory thoracoscopy revealed a 1.5-cm "pearl"-like lesion in the pleural cavity that was easily removed, with… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1270757

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