A case of pleural neurofibroma: A rare pleural tumor

  • Amitesh Gupta
  • Parul Mrigpuri
  • Hemant Kumar


Neurofibromas (NFs) are benign tumors involving any nerve from the root level to the smallest branch. They may enlarge locally and cause a pressure effect on thoracic structures such as trachea, superior vena cava, and esophagus. Pulmonary and pleural involvement is very rarely seen. We have reported a case of a pleural effusion secondary to lymphatic obstruction due to remnant NF for which patient had undergone surgical resection in the past.

Keywords: Dyspnea, Neurofibroma, Tumor
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Gupta, A., Mrigpuri, P., & Kumar, H. (2018). A case of pleural neurofibroma: A rare pleural tumor. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 4(2), 133-135. Retrieved from https://atharvapub.net/IJCR/article/view/834
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