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Benign fibrous mesothelioma successfully treated by thoracoscope-assisted surgery: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9786587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report herein the case of an 84-year-old man in whom a benign fibrous mesothelioma (BFM) was successfully treated by thoracoscope-assisted surgery. In September 1996, the patient underwent a sigmoidectomy for colon cancer, soon after which a followup examination disclosed a coin lesion on his chest X-ray film. The patient was readmitted to our hospital in November 1996 for further investigation of this tumor. A chest computed tomography scan revealed a 3.5 x 3.0 cm homogeneous tumor arising from the pleura. A needle biopsy was performed under ultrasonographic guidance, and the specimen was histopathologically diagnosed as a BFM. In view of his poor respiratory function, the tumor was excised by thoracoscope-assisted surgery. This case report serves to demonstrate the benefits of thoracoscope-assisted surgery for such patients.
A Nakao; K Sakagami; M Uda; S Mitsuoka; H Ito
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-16     Completed Date:  1998-12-16     Revised Date:  2006-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1087-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Shobara Red Cross Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Colonic Neoplasms / surgery
Mesothelioma / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Neoplasms, Second Primary
Pleural Neoplasms / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*

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