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Malignant Mesothelioma Diagnosed by Bronchoscopic Biopsy

Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2015 July [Link]

Park YH, Choi JW, Jung SO, Cho MJ, Kang DH, Chung CU, Park DI, Moon JY, Park HS, Jung SS, Kim JO, Kim SY, Lee JE.

Abstract

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare malignant neoplasm that arises from mesothelial surfaces of the pleural cavity, peritoneal cavity, tunica vaginalis, or pericardium. Typically, pleural fluid cytology or closed pleural biopsy, surgical intervention (video thoracoscopic biopsy or open thoracotomy) is conducted to obtain pleural tissue specimens. However, endobronchial lesions are rarely seen and cases diagnosed from bronchoscopic biopsy are also rarely reported. We reported the case of a 77-year-old male who was diagnosed as malignant mesothelioma on bronchoscopic biopsy from obstructing masses of the endobronchial lesion.

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