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Mesothelioma (benign-fibrous)

  • Definition

    Benign mesothelioma is a noncancerous tumor of the lining of the lung and chest cavity, an area called the pleura.

    See also: Malignant mesothelioma


    Alternative Names

    Mesothelioma - benign; Mesothelioma - fibrous; Localized fibrous tumor of the pleura; Pleural fibroma


    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Nonmalignant mesothelioma affects men more frequently than women.