Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Pleura

Girdhar, Ankur MD; Singh, Amita MD; Bajwa, Abubakr MD; Shujaat, Adil MD

Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology:
doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000070
Case Reports
Abstract

Inflammatory pseudotumors are rare solid, non-neoplastic masses that can mimic pulmonary malignancy. It occurs most commonly in children and young adults and is usually found incidentally. There are many reports of the existence of this tumor in various organs in the human body. The occurrence of this tumor exclusively in the pleura has not been described before. We present a case of inflammatory pseudotumor of the pleura and its successful management.

Author Information

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UF College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL

Disclosure: There is no conflict of interest or other disclosures.

Reprints: Ankur Girdhar, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UF College of Medicine, 655, 8th Street West, Jacksonville, FL 32209 (e-mail: ankurgirdhar@yahoo.com).

Received June 4, 2013

Accepted March 5, 2014

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.