Localized fibrous tumors of the pleura are rare. They are often asymptomatic and may have symptoms based on size, bronchial invasion, or hormone production, or a combination of these. Complete resection offers the best chance of cure. However, recurrence is reported in a significant number of patients and can often be treated by repeated resection, albeit with increasing difficulty. We present a case in which delayed recurrence occurred after excision of such a tumor. This required a chest-wall resection and reconstruction after which a second recurrence occurred. Further thoracotomy including a latissimus dorsi free flap procedure was needed for a third-time recurrence.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine