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Mesothelioma (benign-fibrous)

  • Alternative Names

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


    Treatment

    Treatment is usually needed to remove the tumor.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    The outcome is expected to be good with prompt treatment. The condition may return in about 1 out of 10 cases. It may reoccur as long as 10 years later.


    Complications

    Pleural effusion (fluid escaping into the membranes around the lungs) is a complication.


    Calling your health care provider

    Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you notice symptoms of mesothelioma.