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Computerized axial tomography (or computed tomography) scan is an x-ray procedure which combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to create cross-sectional or three-dimensional images of internal organs and structures within the body.

A Case of the Resected Lymphohistiocytoid Mesothelioma: BAP1 Is a Key of Accurate Diagnosis

Anticancer Research 2017 December [Link] Matsubara T Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a well-known malignant tumor that occurs in the pleura and is histopathologically classified into three subtypes. Lymphohistiocytoid mesothelioma (LHM) is considered a variant of epithelioid MM, and few cases have been reported. First case of LHM was reported by Henderson et al. […]

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Pleural effusion biomarkers and computed tomography findings in diagnosing malignant pleural mesothelioma: A retrospective study in a single center.

PLoS One 2017 October [Link] Otoshi T, Kataoka Y, Ikegaki S, Saito E, Matsumoto H, Kaku S, Shimada M, Hirabayashi M Abstract In this study, we aimed to examine the clinical value of the pleural effusion (PE) biomarkers, soluble mesothelin-related peptide (SMRP), cytokeratin 19 fragment (CYFRA 21-1) and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), and the utility of […]

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Prognostic and predictive role of [18 F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) treated with up-front pemetrexed-based chemotherapy.

Cancer Medicine 2017 September [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Zucali PA, Lopci E, Ceresoli GL, Giordano L, Perrino M, Ciocia G, Gianoncelli L, Lorenzi E, Simonelli M, De Vincenzo F, Setti LR, Bonifacio C, Bonomi M, Bombardieri E, Chiti A, Santoro A Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of metabolic […]

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Clinical staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma: current perspectives

Lung Cancer 2017 August [Link] Bonomi M, De Filippis C, Lopci E, Gianoncelli L, Rizzardi G, Cerchiaro E, Bortolotti L, Zanello A, Ceresoli G Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a disease with limited therapeutic options, the management of which is still controversial. Diagnosis is usually made by thoracoscopy, which allows multiple biopsies with histological […]

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Chest ultrasonography in health surveillance of asbestos related pleural disease

Lung Cancer 2017 September [Epub 2017 July 22] [Link] Scarlata S, Finamore P, Giannunzio G, Santangelo S, Antonelli Incalzi R Abstract High resolution computed tomography, (HRCT), is currently considered the diagnostic gold standard to diagnose early stage malignant pleural mesothelioma and other non-malignant pleural conditions, but it is expensive and exposes the patient to radiation […]

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Diagnostic Imaging and workup of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Acta Bio-Medica 2017 August [Link] Cardinale L, Ardissone F, Gned D, Sverzellati N, Piacibello E, Veltri A Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is the most frequent primary neoplasm of the pleura and its incidence is still increasing.This tumor has a strong association with exposure to occupational or environmental asbestos, often after a long latent period of […]

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma segmentation for photodynamic therapy planning

Computerized Medical Imaging Society 2017 July [Epub ahead of print] [Link Brahim W, Mestiri M, Betrouni N, Hamrouni K Abstract Medical imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT) combined with computer-aided diagnostic processing have already become important part of clinical routine specially for pleural diseases. The segmentation of the thoracic cavity represents an extremely important […]

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A case of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma suggesting the utility of combining double-contrast radiography and endoscopy with computed tomography for diagnosis

Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology 2017 June 23 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Saito H, Hasuda S, Nasu J, Kitaoka M, Matsushita I Abstract Abstract A 68-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain, weight loss, and vomiting. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed slightly increased density in the mesentery and edema of the third portion of the duodenum […]

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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma with Marked Lymphatic Involvement: A Report of Two Autopsy Cases

Case Reports in Oncological Medicine 2017 [Epub 2017 May 29] [Link] Ideguchi R, Ashizawa K, Akashi S, Shindo M, Minami K, Fukuda T, Irie J, Fukuda M, Uetani M Abstract We herein report two cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma with marked lymphangiosis. The patients included a 68-year-old man and a 67-year-old man who both had […]

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Targeting CXCR4 with [68Ga]Pentixafor: a suitable theranostic approach in pleural mesothelioma?

Oncotarget 2017 May [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Lapa C, Kircher S, Schirbel A, Rosenwald A, Kropf S, Pelzer T, Walles T, Buck AK, Weber WA, Wester HJ, Herrmann K, L├╝ckerath K Abstract C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is a key factor for tumor growth and metastasis in several types of human cancer. This […]

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