Primary Leiomyoma of the pleura.
Summary of "Primary Leiomyoma of the pleura."
Primary leiomyoma of the pleura is extremely rare. A 45-year-old man presented with a complaint of right chest pain. Chest computed tomography demonstrated a solid, round pleural mass in the right anterior chest wall. The mass was completely resected, and histopathological examination revealed a localized primary pleural leiomyoma. The patient was followed and has been disease-free for over 15 months. This is the first report of primary leiomyoma of the pleura in China. A review of the literature on primary leiomyoma of the pleura is presented.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: World journal of surgical oncology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21752306
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1477-7819-9-76
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The thin serous membrane enveloping the lungs (LUNG) and lining the THORACIC CAVITY. Pleura consist of two layers, the inner visceral pleura lying next to the pulmonary parenchyma and the outer parietal pleura. Between the two layers is the PLEURAL CAVITY which contains a thin film of liquid.
INFLAMMATION of PLEURA, the lining of the LUNG. When PARIETAL PLEURA is involved, there is pleuritic CHEST PAIN.
A condition characterized by multiple formations of myofibromas (LEIOMYOMA).
Inflammation of the lung parenchyma that is associated with PLEURISY, inflammation of the PLEURA.
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