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pleural desmoid fibromatosis

Monday 5 January 2015

Desmoid tumors of the pleura

Desmoid tumors of the pleura are also in the differential diagnosis of desmoplastic mesothelioma. In this lesion, the proliferating cells are myofibroblasts rather than mesothelial cells, and the proliferating cells are distinguished by their morphology and by their expression of smooth muscle actin.