An unusual presentation of a giant pleural tumorJournal: The Greek E-Journal of Perioperative Medicine (Vol.12, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2014-07-31
Authors : Asteriou Ch; Barbetakis N; Chatzinikolaou F; Gogakos AS; Lazopoulos A; Paliouras D; Rallis Th.;
Page : 72-76
Keywords : Fibrous Tumor; Pleura; Syncope;
Syncope is a common complaint in clinical medical care. Except of neurological disorder, most of the patients havea brief benign clinical course with spontaneous recovery. Etiology may range from benign disorders to severe life-threatening diseases.Syncope as the leading symptom in patients suffering from intrathoracic neoplasm is uncommon. A rare case of a giant pleural solitary fibrous tumor causing recurrent episodes of syncope is presented. Diagnostic considerations and therapeutic strategy are discussed.
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