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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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The importance of EZH2 and MOC-31 expression in the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant effusions

Diagnostic Cytopathology 2016 December 26 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Sadullahoglu C, Nart D, Veral A Abstract BACKGROUND: All malignant tumors may spread throughout the pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial cavities. The presence of tumor cells in serosal fluid is a poor prognostic indicator. It may be difficult to differentiate nuclear atypia of mesothelial cells due […]

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Geographic distribution of incidence of pericardial and paratesticular mesotheliomas in the USA

Cancer Causes & Control: CCC 2016 November 3 [Link] Lowry SJ, Weiss NS Abstract PURPOSE: Exposure to asbestos is thought to cause the large majority of pleural mesotheliomas in the USA. It is unknown whether asbestos exposure plays a role in the etiology of rarer forms of mesothelioma, e.g., those located in the pericardium or […]

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Sarcomatoid Type Primary Pericardial Mesothelioma with a Long-term Survival after the Onset of Cardiac Tamponade

Internal Medicine (Tokyo, Japan) Epub 2016 November 1 [Link] Saisho C, Ishii H, Edakuni N, Imamura Y, Tokito T, Kinoshita T, Azuma K, Yamada K, Hoshino T Abstract Primary pericardial malignant mesothelioma is a very rare clinical entity and its prognosis is very poor. We herein report a 67-year-old man who presented with pericardial mesothelioma […]

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Mesotheliomas in Lebanon: Witnessing a Change in Epidemiology

Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2016 [Link] Kattan J, Eid R, Kourie HR, Farhat F, Ghosn M, Ghorra C, Tomb R Abstract BACKGROUND: Mesotheliomas are relatively rare tumors in Lebanon. The only previous study goes back to 14 years ago, when we published epidemiological characteristics of mesotheliomas in Lebanon, showing that the pleural location […]

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Quercetin and Cisplatin combined treatment altered cell cycle and mitogen activated protein kinase expressions in malignant mesotelioma cells

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 August 11 [Link] Demiroglu-Zergeroglu A, Ergene E, Ayvali N, Kuete V, Sivas H Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma is a locally aggressive and highly lethal neoplasm of pleural, peritoneal and pericardial mesothelial cells without successful therapy. Previously, we reported that Quercetin in combination with Cisplatin inhibits cell proliferation and activates […]

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Genomic Landscape of Malignant Mesotheliomas

Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 2016 August 9 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Kato S, Tomson BN, Buys TP, Elkin SK, Carter JL, Kurzrock R Abstract Understanding the genomic landscape of malignant mesothelioma may identify novel molecular drivers of this ultra-rare disease, which can lead to an expanded roster of targeted therapies and clinical trial options for […]

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Multidetector CT Findings and Differential Diagnoses of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and Metastatic Pleural Diseases in Korea

Korean Journal of Radiology 2016 July-August 17 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Kim YK, Kim JS, Lee KW, Yi CA, Koo JM, Jung SH. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the multidetector CT (MDCT) features of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and metastatic pleural disease (MPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors reviewed the MDCT images of 167 patients, […]

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