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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 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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Unusual Contiguous Soft Tissue Spread of Advanced Malignant Mesothelioma Detected by FDG PET/CT

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2017 June [Epub 2016 June] [Link] Zhang Y, Edwards J, Williams H, Hao Z, Khleif S, Pucar D Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a tumor of mesodermal origin that arises from the serosa of the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium or tunica vaginalis. MPM is well known to have a poor […]

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Can CT and MR Shape and Textural Features Differentiate Benign Versus Malignant Pleural Lesions?

Academic Radiology 2017 April 20 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Pena E, Ojiaku M, Inacio JR, Gupta A, Macdonald DB, Shabana W, Seely JM, Rybicki FJ, Dennie C, Thornhill RE Abstract RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to identify a radiomic approach based on CT and or magnetic resonance (MR) features (shape and texture) that […]

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A second case of pericardial mesothelioma mimicking systemic lupus erythematosus in the literature in over 30 years: a case report

Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 March 29 [Link] Mensi C, Romano A, Berti A, Dore R, Riboldi L Abstract BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma is a rare neoplasm which commonly develops in the pleura of people exposed to asbestos. Pericardial mesothelioma accounts for only 0.7 % of all malignant mesotheliomas and it usually presents with pericardial effusion, […]

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Large primary pleural synovial sarcoma with severe dyspnea: a case report

Surgical Case Reports [Epub 2017 February 15] [Link] Yamaki M, Yonehara S, Noriyuki T Abstract BACKGROUND: Synovial sarcoma is a malignant neoplasm of soft tissues. It occurs mainly in the extremities and is closely related to tendons, tendon sheaths, and bursal structures. Primary synovial sarcoma of the pleura and lungs is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: […]

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Chest ultrasonography in health surveillance of asbestos-related lung diseases.

Toxicology and Industrial Health 2017 January [Epub ahead ofprint] [Link] Smargiassi A, Pasciuto G, Pedicelli I, Lo Greco E, Calvello M, Inchingolo R, Schifino G, Capoluongo P, Patriciello P, Manno M, Cirillo A, Corbo GM, Soldati G, Iavicoli I Abstract OBJECTIVES: Exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to different lung diseases, such as pleural thickening […]

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Malignant pericardial mesothelioma : A systematic review of current practice

Herz 2017 January 27 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Cao S, Jin S, Cao J, Shen J, Zhang H, Meng 1, Pan B, Yu Y. Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but aggressive tumor, with a high misdiagnosis rate and overall bleak prognosis. In 0.7% of all cases, the origin is the pericardium. METHODS: […]

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Metabolic response assessment with 18F-FDG-PET/CT is superior to modified RECIST for the evaluation of response to platinum-based doublet chemotherapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma

European Journal of of Radiology [2017 January] [Link] Kanemura S, Kuribayashi K, Funaguchi N, Shibata E, Mikami K, Doi H, Kitajima K, Hasegawa S, Nakano T Abstract PURPOSE: Efficient monitoring of tumor responsiveness to chemotherapy is essential to mitigate high mortality risks and cytotoxic effects of chemotherapeutics. However, there is no consensus on the most […]

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