August 1983

Localized Benign Mesothelioma of the Pleura Associated With a Hypoglycemic Episode

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Departments of Surgery (Drs Mandal and Oparah) and Pathology (Dr Salem), Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School/Martin Luther King Jr General Hospital and UCLA School of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(8):1608-1610. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350080130031

• A patient had severe, episodic hypoglycemia with a mass occupying almost the entire left hemithorax. This mass was initially thought to be an inoperable intrathoracic malignant neoplasm. The findings during operation and the histologic appearance, however, were of a unique, localized benign mesothelioma.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1608-1610)