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Pleural tumours 

Pleural tumours

Chapter:
Pleural tumours
Author(s):

Robert J.O. Davies

and Y.C. Gary Lee

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.181903_update_001

Update:

Biomarkers—discussion of utility of serum mesothelin level.

Treatment—(1) increasing usage of indwelling pleural catheters for control of pleural fluid; (2) revised comments on use of radiotherapy and multimodality treatment.

Relevant case histories from Oxford Case Histories in Respiratory Medicine has been added to this chapter.

Updated on 30 May 2013. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 27 June 2017

Case History—A 54 yr old Asian man, and a 19 yr old Chinese man, both with pleural effusions.

Case History—A 68 yr old man with a pleural effusion.

Benign tumours are rare in the pleural cavity, with solitary fibrous tumour of the pleura, the most frequent of these rarities....

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