A rare case of a huge malignant pleural mesothelioma presenting in the posterior mediastinum

Respirology Case Reports 2024 July 9 [Link] Yuta Mori, Chihiro Kato, Hideo Yamakawa, Mariko Sugiura, Kensuke Fukumitsu, Satoshi Fukuda, Yoshihiro Kanemitsu, Takehiro Uemura, Tomoko Tajiri, Hirotsugu Ohkubo, Yutaka Ito, Tetsuya Oguri, Takayuki Murase, Akio Niimi Abstract We report a case of a 69-year-old woman with pleural mesothelioma presenting in the posterior mediastinum with a maximum…

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Comparison of FDG-PET/CT and CT for evaluation of tumor response to nivolumab plus ipilimumab combination therapy and prognosis prediction in patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma

Oncotarget 2024 June 20 [Link] Kazuhiro Kitajima, Kozo Kuribayashi, Toshiyuki Minami, Hiroyuki Yokoyama, Akifumi Nakamura, Masaki Hashimoto, Takashi Kijima, Seiki Hasegawa, Hayato Kaida, Koichiro Yamakado Abstract Objectives: Results for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients following first-line treatment with nivolumab plus ipilimumab obtained with immunotherapy-modified PERCIST (imPERCIST), shown by [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT), and…

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Sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma: a case of long-term recurrence-free survival following curative intent surgery alone

Surgical Case Reports 2024 May 31 [Link] Masatoshi Kanayama, Masaru Takenaka, Katsuma Yoshimatsu, Hiroki Matsumiya, Masataka Mori, Koji Kuroda3, Aya Nawata, Manabu Yasuda, Fumihiro Tanaka Abstract Background: Curative intent surgery may be indicated for some patients with resectable early stage malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). However, sarcomatoid MPM is a highly aggressive subtype for which curative…

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The Incidence of Distant Metastases in Patients with Pleural Mesothelioma Screened for a Multimodal Approach: How Much Staging Do We Really Need?

Cancers 2024 May 17 [Link] Arberit Hyseni, Jan Viehof, Jan Hockmann, Martin Metzenmacher, Wilfried Eberhardt, Ken Herrmann, Hubertus Hautzel, Clemens Aigner, Till Plönes Abstract Pleural mesothelioma (PM) is a very aggressive malignancy with a poor prognosis. Most patients receive systemic treatment only; however, some patients may benefit from multimodality treatment. A precise staging of patients…

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Successful treatment of simultaneous malignant pleural mesothelioma and pulmonary adenocarcinoma: A case report

Oncology Letters 2024 February 15 [Link] Yuki Amakusa, Tatsuro Suzuki, Yu Hikosaka, Masaya Takemura, Tetsuya Oguri Abstract The present report described the case of a 74-year-old male patient with asbestos exposure whose chest computed tomography revealed a right lower lobe nodule and right pleural effusion. Pleural biopsy led to the diagnosis of epithelial malignant pleural…

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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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