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Malignant mesothelioma with fungating masses and multiple sites involvement

The Clinical Respiratory Journal 2015 September 14 [Epub ahead of print] [Link]

Sim JK, Oh JY, Min KH, Hur GY, Shim JJ, Kang KH, Lee SY.

Abstract

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare tumor associated with asbestos exposure. It typically presents as thickening or nodularity of the pleura, although it can also originate from other sites consisting of mesothelia and have manifestations other than thickening or nodularity. Several studies have implied that these different manifestations are associated with a different tumor biology. We report the case of a 54-year-old man with multiple fungating masses diagnosed as malignant mesothelioma on histological examination.

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