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Computerized axial tomography (or computed tomography) scan is an x-ray procedure which combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to create cross-sectional or three-dimensional images of internal organs and structures within the body.

Secondary Renal Amyloidosis Associated With Asbestos-Related Pleuropulmonary Diseases

CEN Case Reports 2020 June 13 [Link] Ryoko Shibata, Tomomi Ozaki, Kazuhiro Tada, Takashi Aoyama, Maho Watanabe, Naoko Himuro, Koji Takahashi, Kenji Ito, Tetsuhiko Yasuno, Katsuhisa Miyake, Kosuke Masutani, Noriko Uesugi, Kazuki Nabeshima, Hitoshi Nakashima Abstract Here, we present a 67-year-old Japanese man who developed insidious-onset nephrotic syndrome. He had a history of occupational asbestos […]

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Cisplatin Plus Pemetrexed Therapy and Subsequent Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Administration for Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma Without Pleural Lesions: Case Report

Medicine 2020 May 29 [Link] Hiroaki Ikushima, Toshio Sakatani, Sayaka Ohara, Hideyuki Takeshima, Hajime Horiuchi, Teppei Morikawa, Kazuhiro Usui Abstract Rationale: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare tumor with a poor prognosis and has no recommended therapy after first-line pemetrexed and platinum-based chemotherapy. Moreover, effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors on peritoneal mesothelioma remains to be […]

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Effusion cytology of malignant mesothelioma enables earlier diagnosis and recognizes patients with better prognosis.

Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 February 20 [Link] Abd Own S, Höijer J, Hillerdahl G, Dobra K, Hjerpe A Abstract A conclusive diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma (MM) can be based on effusion cytology using the guidelines for the cytopathologic diagnosis of epithelioid and mixed-type MM. Briefly, the diagnosis is obtained when the mesothelial phenotype of malignant cells […]

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Deep learning-based segmentation of malignant pleural mesothelioma tumor on computed tomography scans: application to scans demonstrating pleural effusion.

Journal of Medical Imaging 2020 January [Link] Gudmundsson E, Straus CM, Li F, Armato SG 3rd Abstract Tumor volume is a topic of interest for the prognostic assessment, treatment response evaluation, and staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Many mesothelioma patients present with, or develop, pleural fluid, which may complicate the segmentation of this disease. Deep […]

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Elevated Circulating Activin A Levels in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Are Related to Cancer Cachexia and Reduced Response to Platinum-based Chemotherapy.

Clinical Lung Cancer 2019 October 25 [Link] Paajanen J, Ilonen I, Lauri H, Järvinen T, Sutinen E, Ollila H, Rouvinen E, Lemström K, Räsänen J, Ritvos O, Koli K, Myllärniemi M Abstract BACKGROUND: Previous preclinical studies have shown that activin A is overexpressed in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), associates with cancer cachexia, and is observed […]

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Detection of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase-Rearranged Mesothelioma Cells in Ascites by Companion Diagnostics.

Acta Cytologica 2019 October 29 [Link] Konishi M, Kanyama T, Maeno K, Miyagawa C, Minamiguchi S, Katsushima H, Shimada T Abstract BACKGROUND: A case of peritoneal mesothelioma with an anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) translocation was identified, and we conducted further studies to obtain diagnostic and therapeutic insights. We believe that this is the first report […]

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Primary Malignant Mesothelioma of the Peritoneum Mistaken for Peritoneal Tuberculosis due to Elevated Cancer Antigen 125.

Korean Journal of Gastroenterology 2019 October 25 [Link] Oh JH, Oh MJ Abstract Adifferential diagnosis of ascites is always challenging for physicians. Peritoneal tuberculosis is particularly difficult to distinguish from peritoneal carcinomatosis because of the similarities in clinical manifestations and laboratory results. Although the definitive diagnostic method for ascites is to take a biopsy of […]

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Heterologous sarcomatoid pleural mesothelioma with osteosarcomatous differentiation: a report of autopsy case that accomplished trimodality therapy and review of the literature.

General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Therapy 2019 August 1 [Link] Itano H, Takeda T, Yamada T, Koide M, Kobayashi T Abstract Heterologous mesothelioma is a very rare subtype of sarcomatoid mesothelioma characterized by the presence of malignant heterologous elements. A 69-year-old man with a strong history of asbestos exposure presented with a 5-cm mass in his […]

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Baseline predictors of negative and incomplete pleural cytology in patients with suspected pleural malignancy – Data supporting ‘Direct to LAT’ in selected groups.

Lung Cancer 2019 July [Link] Tsim S, Paterson S, Cartwright D, Fong CJ, Alexander L, Kelly C, Holme J, Evison M, Blyth KG Abstract OBJECTIVES: Negative effusion cytology is more common in certain forms of Malignant Pleural Effusion (MPE) and results in pathway delay. Local Anaesthetic Thoracoscopy (LAT) is extremely sensitive and safe but cannot […]

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High frequency and severity of pleural changes in former workers exposed to anthophyllite associated with other contaminating amphibole asbestos in Brazil.

American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2019 May 2 [Link] Macedo RF, Cerqueira EMFP, Algranti E, Silva D, De Capitani EM Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency and severity of pleuropulmonary alterations in anthophyllite-exposed former workers in Itapira, São Paulo, Brazil. The amphibole anthophyllite, a magnesium-iron silicate, had its mining, marketing, and use forbidden in Brazil […]

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