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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 prospective study to investigate the role of serial serum mesothelin in monitoring mesothelioma

BMC Cancer 2018 February 17 [Link] de Fonseka D, Arnold DT, Stadon L, Morley A, Keenan E, Darby M, Armstrong L, Virgo P, Maskell NA Abstract BACKGROUND: Radiological monitoring of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) using modified RECIST criteria is limited by low sensitivity and inter-observer variability. Serial serum mesothelin measurement has shown utility in the […]

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Malignant mesothelioma in situ

Histopathology 2018 January [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Churg A, Hwang H, Tan L, Qing G, Taher A, Tong A, Bilawich A, Dacic S Abstract The existence of malignant mesothelioma in situ (MIS) is often postulated, but there are no accepted morphologic criteria for making such a diagnosis. Here we report two cases that appear […]

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Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration from ascites and peritoneal nodules: A scoping review

Endoscopic Ultrasound 2017 November-December [Link] Sharma V, Rana SS, Ahmed SU, Guleria S, Sharma R, Gupta R Abstract The peritoneum is involved in many diseases such as primary malignancy (mesothelioma), infectious disease (tuberculosis), and disseminated malignancy (peritoneal carcinomatosis). The peritoneal disease may manifest as ascites and/or peritoneal masses or nodules. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), due to […]

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

Oncotarget 2017 November 14 [Link] Lapa C et. al. 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 study investigated the feasibility of CXCR4-directed imaging with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) using [68Ga]Pentixafor in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Six patients with pleural […]

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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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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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