Malignant mesothelioma: a case presentation and review.

Title

Malignant mesothelioma: a case presentation and review.

Creator

Barreiro Timothy J; Katzman Philip J

Publisher

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Date

2006
2006-12

Description

Diffuse malignant mesothelioma is the most common primary tumor involving the pleura. Unfortunately, it also poses the most difficulty for physicians to diagnose and treat. Latency from the time of initial asbestos exposure, clinical features of chest pain and dyspnea, and radiographic findings of pleural effusion or pleural thickening are the characteristic features. Pathologic verification remains challenging. The primary distinctions to be made are between reactive and neoplastic mesothelial processes and between malignant mesothelioma and metastatic adenocarcinoma. Adequate tissue sampling is important to help diagnose malignant mesothelioma. This article describes a rare subtype of mesothelioma and illustrates the difficulty in establishing the diagnosis. Also included is a discussion of the clinical features, diagnostic dilemmas, and unsatisfactory outcome associated with this disease.

Subject

Humans; Male; Aged; Biopsy; Radiography; Fatal Outcome; Tomography; Adenocarcinoma/diagnosis/secondary; Mesothelioma/diagnostic imaging/*pathology; Pleural Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging/*pathology; Diagnosis; Differential; X-Ray Computed; Thoracic

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

699–704

Issue

12

Volume

106

Citation

Barreiro Timothy J; Katzman Philip J, “Malignant mesothelioma: a case presentation and review.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 18, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5306.

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