[Pleural fibroma: a case of a patient exposed to tungsten carbide and asbestos].

Abstract

We report here a case of localized fibrous pleural mesothelioma diagnosed in a sixty-year old patient, who had been exposed to tungsten carbide and asbestos dust for almost twenty years. He first consulted because of enduring lateral chest pains combined with progressive and increasing dyspnea on exertion. The initial diagnosis, after both pulmonary radiograph and computerised tomography, was confirmed by a histology which revealed fusiform cells of fibroblastic origin. After simple and total excision of the tumor, symptoms improved.

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@article{Brousse1994PleuralFA, title={[Pleural fibroma: a case of a patient exposed to tungsten carbide and asbestos].}, author={Denis Brousse and A Sonneville}, journal={Revue de pneumologie clinique}, year={1994}, volume={50 6}, pages={333-7} }