Malignant localized fibrous tumor of the pleura occurring in a person environmentally exposed to tremolite asbestos

Metintas M., Gibbs A., Harmanci E., Ozdemir N., Pasaoglu O., Isiksoy S., ...More

RESPIRATION, vol.64, no.3, pp.236-239, 1997 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000196678
  • Journal Name: RESPIRATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.236-239


A case is presented of a malignant localized pleural fibroma occurring in a 60-year-old Turkish female who was environmentally exposed to tremolite. The tumor was excised but recurred 3 years later when it was again excised. It is possible that more radical surgery at initial presentation with chest wall resection would have been advantageous.