A pleural loose body mimicking a pleural tumor: A case report

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We present a rare case of a pleural loose body, thought to be a pedunculated pleural tumor, found incidentally in a 58-year-old female. Computed tomography showed a non-enhancing mass, which migrated along the mediastinum and paravertebral area. Thoracoscopic surgery revealed a 4 cm, soap-like mass that was found to be a fibrin body consisting of hyalinized collagen histopathologically. Mobility and the lack of contrast enhancement of a pleural mass are important clues to diagnosing this benign condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1163-1165
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015

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  • Computed tomography
  • Loose body
  • Pleural cavity
  • Thoracolithiasis


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