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Mesothelioma (benign-fibrous)

  • Alternative Names

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


    Treatment is usually needed to remove the tumor.

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    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.


    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.