An Unusual Pleural Location of Thymoma Mimicking Malignant Mesothelioma: A Case Report and Literature ReviewEl Haouari A1*, Tahiri L2, Moumna K2, Remmilink M1 and Salmon I1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Aziza El Haouari
Department of Pathology
Hassan Ii Teaching Hospital, Fez, Morocco
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Received date: Febuary 25, 2015; Accepted date: December 29, 2015; Published date: December 31, 2015
Citation: El Haouari A, Tahiri L, Moumna K, Remmilink M, Salmon I (2015) An Unusual Pleural Location of Thymoma Mimicking Malignant Mesothelioma: A Case Report and Literature Review. J Pulm Respir Med 5:311. doi:10.4172/2161-105X.1000311
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Primary pleural thymomas are rare tumors often mistaken for malignant mesothelioma clinically and radiologically. The present study reports the case of a 39-year-old woman presented with a pleural tumor in the right thorax. The tumor was surgically resected and histopathologically diagnosed as ectopic primary pleural thymoma lacking any evidence of a médiastinal tumor. The clinicopathological futures of this unusual thymoma are also discussed.