Extensive Skeletal Muscle Metastases in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Detected by FDG PET/CT

World Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2023 December 4 [Link] Mustafa Yilmaz, Ozan Kandemir, Ediz Tutar Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare but aggressive tumor originating from pleural mesothelial cells. Distant skeletal muscle metastasis is rare in MPM. A 54-year-old woman was diagnosed with epithelioid MPM and treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy 2…

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Diagnostic value of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in ovarian malignant mesothelioma

BMC Medial Imaging 2023 December 14 [Link] Hai-Tao Wang, Ai-Jing Li, Ji-Yong Gao, Liang-Jiong Wang, Yu-Tao Wang, Wen-Ying Yu, Jian Zhang Abstract Objective: To investigate the diagnostic value of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in ovarian malignant mesothelioma (OMM). Methods: The clinical and imaging data of 10 pathologically-confirmed OMM patients were analyzed…

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Case Report: Early diagnosis and bevacizumab-based chemotherapy for primary pericardial mesothelioma: a case with occupational asbestos exposure history

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine 2023 November 20 [Link] Daniel Wang, Yung Hsuan Wang, Sung Chao Chu Abstract Background: Primary pericardial mesothelioma (PPM) is an exceedingly rare malignant cancer and has a poor prognosis, which has been partly attributed to its frequently delayed diagnosis due to its nonspecific syndromes, its similar presentation to benign pericardial diseases,…

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Co-existing pericardial and pleural malignant mesothelioma responding well to nedaplatin and pemetrexed: a case report

AME Case Reports 2023 August 3 [Link] Mindan Wu, Zhixuan Li, Junfu Cai, Xianyang Zhong, Wenchuan Zheng, Shuhan Wu, Maohuang Lin, Qichuan Zhang Abstract Background: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare cancer with poor prognosis. It is less common that two serosal cavities are involved when the patient seeks medical attention firstly. The current first-line…

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Gelatinous Pleural Effusion: A Diagnostic Challenge for Pleural Mesothelioma in an 80-Year-Old Man

American Journal of Case Reports 2023 October 4 [Link] Ali M Ibnian, Obaid Ullah Khan, Richard Chan, Umesh Bangalore Lakshminarayana, Fasiha Kiran, Sarah Abed, Rahim Abbas, Ahsan Amir, Noran K Al-Kofahi Abstract BACKGROUND Gelatinous pleural effusion, due to raised hyaluronic acid, can be associated with pleural infection and malignancies, such as tuberculosis, metastatic pleural disease,…

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Determining the clinical utility of a breath test for screening an asbestos-exposed population for pleural mesothelioma: baseline results

Journal of Breath Research 2023 September 21 [Link] Kathleen Zwijsen, Eline Schillebeeckx, Eline Janssens, Joris Van Cleemput, Tom Richart, Veerle F Surmont, Kristiaan Nackaerts, Elly Marcq, Jan P van Meerbeeck, Kevin Lamote Abstract Pleural mesothelioma (PM) is an aggressive cancer of the serosal lining of the thoracic cavity, predominantly caused by asbestos exposure. Due to…

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Extrathoracic Metastases in Pleural Mesothelioma

JTO Clinical and Research Reports 2023 August 2 [Link] Ibiayi Dagogo-Jack, Beow Y Yeap, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Subba R Digumarthy Abstract Introduction: Guidelines recommend obtaining a computed tomography scan of the chest for the staging of pleural mesothelioma and for assessing response to treatment. Consensus is lacking regarding the necessity of serial imaging of distant extrathoracic…

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Prognosis prediction of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma using conditional variational autoencoder on 3D PET images and clinical data

Medical Physics 2023 August 31 [Link] Hidetoshi Matsuo, Kazuhiro Kitajima, Atsushi K Kono, Kozo Kuribayashi, Takashi Kijima, Masaki Hashimoto, Seiki Hasegawa, Koichiro Yamakado, Takamichi Murakami Abstract Background: Deep learning (DL) has been widely used for diagnosis and prognosis prediction of numerous frequently occurring diseases. Generally, DL models require large datasets to perform accurate and reliable…

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A rare presentation of malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis managed with immunotherapy and review of the literature

Clinical Case Reports 2023 June 22 [Link] Kritika Mishra, Shihab Siddiquee, Anna Rachelle Mislang Abstract Key clinical message: We describe the first case in literature of malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis that has shown partial response to systemic immunotherapy (ipilimumab-nivolumab) post orchiectomy, warranting further investigation in a trial setting. Abstract: We present a case…

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Comparison of the role of 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/computed tomography and 68 Ga-labeled FAP inhibitor-04 PET/CT in patients with malignant mesothelioma

Nuclear Medicine Communications 2023 April 28 [Link] Yunus Güzel, Halil Kömek, Canan Can, İhsan Kaplan, Ferat Kepenek, Senar Ebinç, Mehmet Perver Büyükdeniz, Cihan Gündoğan, Zeynep Oruç Abstract Objective: In this study, we aimed to compare the role of 68 Ga-labeled FAP inhibitor ( 68 Ga-FAPI)-04 PET/computed tomography (CT) and 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose ( 18 F-FDG) PET/CT…

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