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Localized fibrous mesothelioma of the mediastinum devoid of pleural connections.
  1. M. Balassiano,
  2. N. Reichert,
  3. Y. Rosenman,
  4. E. Hertcheg,
  5. Y. Lieberman,
  6. A. Yellin
  1. Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.


    Localized fibrous mesothelioma of the pleura is an uncommon neoplasm. Very rarely (there have been three previous cases) it may occur as an isolated mediastinal tumour. Such a tumour was present for at least 3 years in a 47 year old man, causing shortness of breath and superior vena cava syndrome. A mass weighing over 600 g was completely resected through a median sternotomy. The pertinent literature is reviewed.

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