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Pleural tumours 

Pleural tumours
Pleural tumours

Robert J.O. Davies

and Y.C. Gary Lee



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.

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date: 25 October 2021

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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