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Ancillary studies in pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal effusion cytology.

Cancer Cytopathology 2018 August [Link] Sundling KE, Cibas ES Abstract Pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal effusion specimens present diagnostic challenges and clinical opportunities for cytology. For the patient, these specimens may be the first diagnosis of malignancy or the first sign of disease recurrence. This review aims to provide useful approaches with which to resolve key […]

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18F-fluorodeoxyglucose imaging of primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma with concurrent pericardial and pleural effusions and bone metastasis: A case report.

Molecular and Clinical Oncology 2018 June 8 [Link] Li X, Lu R, Zhao Y, Wang F, Shao G Abstract Primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma (PMPM) is an aggressive tumor that originates from the mesothelial cells of the pericardium. PMPM with extensive atrial infiltration and bone metastasis is extremely rare. The diagnosis and staging of PMPM based […]

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Recurrence of Pericardial Mesothelioma Affecting the Myocardium after Pericardial Resection.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018 May 21 [Link] Rodríguez M, Mallidi HR, da Silva A, Bueno R Abstract Primary pericardial mesothelioma represents less than 1% of all malignant mesotheliomas. These tumors are very rare, difficult to diagnose and with poor response to stablished treatments. Common clinical presentations include constrictive symptoms, cardiac tamponade and cardiac […]

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Post-irradiation pericardial malignant mesothelioma with deletion of p16: a case report

Cancer and Biology Medicine 2018 February [Link] Naeini YB, Arcega R, Hirschowitz S, Rao N, Xu H Abstract Malignant mesotheliomas are rather uncommon neoplasms associated primarily with asbestos exposure; however, they may also arise as second primary malignancies after radiation therapy, with a latency period of 15-25 years. Numerous studies have reported an association between […]

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Loss of BRCA associated protein 1 expression in malignant mesothelioma and its diagnostic application

Chinese Journal of Pathology 2017 October [Link] Guo ZY, Sun WY, Michele Y, Zhang JL, Hu D, Su HN, Yang WM, Mao W Abstract Objective: To investigate the expression of BRCA-associated protein 1 (BAP1) in malignant mesothelioma, non-small cell lung cancer and carcinosarcoma, and its application in the differential diagnosis. Methods: Twenty-two cases of malignant […]

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A Case Report of Primary Pericardial Malignant Mesothelioma Treated with Pemetrexed and Cisplatin.

Journal of Korean Medical Science 2017 November [Link] Kim JS, Lim SY, Hwang J, Kang EJ, Choi YJ Abstract Primary pericardial malignant mesothelioma (PPM) is a very rare malignancy, with an incidence of less than 0.002% and represents less than 5% of all mesotheliomas. The cause of pericardial mesothelioma is uncertain that differ from pleural […]

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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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Epidemiology of mesothelioma of the pericardium and tunica vaginalis testis

Annals of Epidemiology 2017 April 14 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Mezei G, Chang ET, Mowat FS, Moolgavkar SH Abstract PURPOSE: Malignant mesothelioma most commonly arises in the pleura and peritoneum but also occurs rarely at other anatomical sites with mesothelial tissue, namely, the pericardium and tunica vaginalis testis (TVT). This review provides a better […]

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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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Pericardial mesothelioma presenting as a suspected ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Portuguese Journal of Cardiology 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Barroso AS, Leite S, Friões F, Vasconcelos M, Azevedo D, Baldaia H, Amorim MJ, DiasP Abstract Primary cardiac and pericardial tumors are rare entities with an autopsy frequency of 0.001-0.03%. Metastases to the heart and pericardium are much more common than primary tumors. Malignant […]

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