Seminars in Nuclear Medicine 2022 August 11 [Link] Egesta Lopci, Angelo Castello, Luigi Mansi Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive tumor originating from the mesothelial cells and presenting in general with a very poor prognosis. The pleural localization represents the prevailing disease site, while peritoneal involvement is commonly rare. The WHO classifies mesotheliomas into epithelioid,…

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JTO Clinical and Research Reports 2022 June 9 [Link] Takaaki Tanaka, Shoji Asakura, Kazuya Hisamatsu, Nobukazu Fujimoto Abstract A 69-year-old man presented with a pulmonary opacity at a regular medical check-up. He had been exposed to asbestos in a chemical fiber manufacturing setting. Result of positron emission tomography with computed tomography (CT) revealed fluorodeoxyglucose accumulations…

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Translational Cancer Research 2022 May [Link] Yan Yan, Wenli Lv, Yinghao Luo, Jianlin Hu, Jie Yang Abstract Background: Primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma (PMPM) is a highly malignant tumor originating in the pericardium serosum with clinical manifestations presenting as constrictive pericarditis, with pericardial tamponade and heart failure. Malignant pericardial mesothelioma is rare and has a poor…

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Diagnostics (Basel) 2022 January 3 [Link] Oliver Guido Verhoek, Lisa Jungblut, Olivia Lauk, Christian Blüthgen, Isabelle Opitz, Thomas Frauenfelder, Katharina Martini Abstract Background: We evaluated the prognostic value of Sarcopenia, low precardial adipose-tissue (PAT), and high tumor-volume in the outcome of surgically-treated pleural mesothelioma (PM). Methods: From 2005 to 2020, consecutive surgically-treated PM-patients having a…

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Pathology, Research and Practice 2021 December [Link] Alex Soltermann, Isabelle Opitz, Irene A Burger Abstract The role of 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ([18F]FDG PET/CT) in evaluating induction chemotherapy in pleural mesothelioma (PM) patients is debated. We compared histology at tumor sites with high versus low [18F]FDG uptake in order to define a morphologic correlate…

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Abdominal Radiology 2021 August 3 [Link] Isha D Atre, Gaurav V Watane, Mukesh G Harisinghani Abstract Purpose: To identify correlation between CT imaging features and histologic subtypes of Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma (MPM). Methods: This was a retrospective single-center study of 51 consecutive patients with the diagnosis of Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma (MPM). The tumors were classified…

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European Heart Journal Case Reports 2021 July 7 [Link] Leo Pölzl, Jakob Hirsch, Agnes Mayr, Christian Uprimny, Georg Oberhuber, Hansjörg J Zwick, Ludwig Müller, Gerhard Pölzl Abstract Background: Primary pericardial mesothelioma (PPM) is a rare form of highly aggressive cancer. Many patients are diagnosed only at an advanced stage. Therefore, the overall survival rate is…

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Oncotarget 2021 June 18 [Link] Kazuhiro Kitajima, Hidetoshi Matsuo, Atsushi Kono, Kozo Kuribayashi, Takashi Kijima, Masaki Hashimoto, Seiki Hasegawa, Takamichi Murakami, Koichiro Yamakado Abstract Objectives: This study analyzed an artificial intelligence (AI) deep learning method with a three-dimensional deep convolutional neural network (3D DCNN) in regard to diagnostic accuracy to differentiate malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)…

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The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon 2021 June 1 [Link] Katharina Martini, Thomas Frauenfelder Abstract Background: The purpose of this article is to describe the various imaging techniques involved in detection, staging, and preoperative planning in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) focusing on new imaging modalities. Methods: For this purpose, first a brief summary of the etiology…

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Lung Cancer 2021 July [Link] Xiao-Jie Xie, Si-Yun Liu, Jian-You Chen, Yi Zhao, Jie Jiang, Li Wu, Xing-Wen Zhang, Yi Wu, Hui Duan, Bing He, Heng Luo, Dan Han Abstract Objectives: We aimed to explore the feasibility of 2D and 3D radiomics signature based on the unenhanced computed tomography (CT) images to predict BRCA1-associated protein…

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