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A Case of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma with Bone Marrow Metastases

Internal Medicine 2018 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Ihara H, Harada N, Shimada N, Kanamori K, Hayashi T, Uekusa T, Takahashi K Abstract A 64-year-old man with the bone marrow metastasis due to malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) was diagnosed with anemia, leukoerythroblastosis, thrombocytopenia, and lower back pain. A bone marrow biopsy demonstrated infiltrative malignant […]

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Surfing on unreliable waters. A cross-sectional study into the content and quality of online informational resources for mesothelioma patients

Patient Education and Counseling 2018 January 29 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Soloukey Tbalvandany SS, Maat AAPWM, Cornelissen RR, Nuyttens JJJME, Takkenberg JJJM Abstract OBJECTIVE: Malignant Mesothelioma (MM) is a rare asbestos related disease mostly diagnosed in low-skilled patients. The decision-making process for MM treatment is complicated, making an adequate provision of information necessary. The […]

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Mesothelioma with a Large Prevascular Lymph Node: N1 Involvement or Something Different?

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018 January 18 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Berzenji L, Van Schil PE, Snoeckx A, Hertoghs M, Carp L Abstract A 64-year-old man presented with a large amount of right-sided pleural fluid upon imaging, together with calcified pleural plaques and an enlarged nodular structure in the prevascular mediastinum, presumably an […]

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SMARCB1/INI1/BAF47- deficient pleural malignant mesothelioma with rhabdoid features

Pathology International 2018 January 5 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Kimura N, Hasegawa M, Hiroshima K Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) with rhabdoid features is an MM variant. Fifteen cases have been reported previously, all of which were combined with other types of MM. Herein, we report an autopsy case of pleural MM with monomorphic rhabdoid […]

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The epidemiology of malignant mesothelioma in women: gender differences and modalities of asbestos exposure

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 December 21 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Marinaccio A, et. al. Abstract INTRODUCTION: The epidemiology of gender differences for mesothelioma incidence has been rarely discussed in national case lists. In Italy an epidemiological surveillance system (ReNaM) is working by the means of a national register. METHODS: Incident malignant mesothelioma (MM) […]

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Asbestos fibre burden in gallbladder: A case study

Micron 2017 Dec 8 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Croce A, Capella S, Belluso E, Grosso F, Mariani N, Libener R, Rinaudo C Abstract The methods conventionally used to determine the burden of asbestos fibres inhaled/incorporated in lung require chemical digestion of the biological matrix before counting/characterising the inorganic fibrous phases under scanning electron microscopy […]

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Difficulty in positive diagnosis of ascites and in differential diagnosis of a pulmonary tumor

Roman Journal of Morphology and Embryology 2017 [Link] ForŢofoiu MC Abstract Ascites is the most frequent complication of cirrhosis and occurs only when the portal hypertension has already installed but ascites is caused by neoplasms, heart failure, tuberculosis, pancreatic illnesses, as well as other kind of affections. We describe the case of a 67-year-old patient, […]

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Risk of cancer associated with residential exposure to asbestos insulation: a whole-population cohort study

The Lancet. Public Health [Epub Nov 2 2017] [Link] Korda RJ, Clements MS, Armstrong BK, Law HD, Guiver T, Anderson PR, Trevenar SM, Kirk MD Abstract BACKGROUND: The health risks associated with living in houses insulated with asbestos are unknown. Loose-fill asbestos was used to insulate some houses in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). We […]

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Pseudomesotheliomatous carcinoma of the pleura: an autopsy case of metastasis from a G-CSF-producing anaplastic carcinoma of the pancreas

APMIS 2017 December [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Hattori Y, Sentani K, Hattori T, Oue N, Yasui W Abstract Pseudomesotheliomatous carcinoma is a malignant tumor that extends along the pleura mimicking malignant mesothelioma. An 81-year-old male patient presented to our hospital with epigastralgia, and abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed a 36-mm tumor in the pancreatic […]

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Phlebotomy as a preventive measure for crocidolite-induced mesothelioma in male rats

Cancer Science 2017 November 29 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Ohara Y, Chew SH, Shibata T, Okazaki Y, Yamashita K, Toyokuni S Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare but socially important neoplasm due to its association with asbestos exposure. While MM is difficult to diagnose at an early stage, there are no particularly effective […]

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