Anticancer Research 2021 May [Link] Akihiro Shiroshita, Motohiro Kurosaki, Masafumi Takeshita, Yuki Kataoka Abstract Background/aim: Although surgical thoracoscopy is recommended in the diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), the invasiveness of this procedure is of strong concern. Our review aimed to evaluate the accuracies of medical thoracoscopy (MT), computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy, and ultrasound (US)-guided…

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Cancers 2021 March 4 [Link] Kazuhiro Kitajima, Mitsunari Maruyama, Hiroyuki Yokoyama, Toshiyuki Minami, Takashi Yokoi, Akifumi Nakamura, Masaki Hashimoto, Nobuyuki Kondo, Kozo Kuribayashi, Takashi Kijima, Seiki Hasegawa, Koichiro Yamakado Abstract Background: To compare three FDG-PET criteria (EORTC, PERCIST, imPERCIST) with CT criteria (combined modified RECIST and RECIST 1.1) for response evaluation and prognosis prediction in…

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Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg 2021 January 13 [Link] Bülent Mustafa Yenigün, Yusuf Kahya, Çiğdem Soydal, Nihal Ata Tutkun, Gökhan Kocaman, Emre Muhammed Koçak, Elgin Özkan, Serpil Dizbay Sak, Ayten Kayı Cangır Abstract Background: In this study, we aimed to investigate the prognostic value of metabolic 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography parameters in malignant…

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International Journal of Surgical Pathology 2021 March 17 [Link] Kai-Bo Chen, Ya-Jing Huang, Yi Huang, Zhi-Wei Wu, Xiao-Li Jin, Hang Zhang, Xue-Ping Xiang, Lin Chen, Li Chen Abstract Sarcomatoid malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare and aggressive disease, and its diagnosis is challenging. A 60-year-old man presented with a recurrent subcutaneous mass in his right…

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Journal of Surgical Case Reports 2021 February 22 [Link] Michinori Hamaoka, Masataka Nakagawa, Hideki Nakahara, Rie Yamamoto, Takashi Nishisaka, Toshiyuki Itamoto Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive form of malignant tumor that originates in the pleural mesothelioma and presents as a local disease in the affected hemithorax. Small intestine metastasis is a rare…

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Lung Cancer 2021 January 14 [Link] Sharyn I Katz, Leonid Roshkovan, Ian Berger, Joseph S Friedberg, Evan W Alley, Charles B Simone 2nd, Andrew R Haas, Keith A Cengel, Daniel H Sterman, Steven M Albelda Abstract Objectives: Soluble mesothelin-related protein (SMRP) and fibulin-3 serum levels may serve as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of malignant pleural…

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World Journal of Radiology 2020 December 28 [Link] Paul Hendrick Sugarbaker, James S Jelinek Abstract Background: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is an unusual disease process characterized radiologically by ascites and infiltration of the peritoneum by multiple small tumor nodules. Both parietal and visceral peritoneum are involved by the multiple malignant tumor nodules. Computed tomography (CT) has…

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Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 December 21 [Link] Ashley Re, David Shersher, Ashleigh Allen, Roland Schwarting, Shuyue Ren Abstract Malignant mesothelioma, a neoplasm arising within the serosal surfaces, has been linked closely to asbestos exposure. We present a case of 72-year-old male with a 27 year work-related history of asbestos exposure who presented with dyspnea. Chest computed…

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Clinical Lung Cancer 2020 June 14 [Link] Akash Patel, Leonid Roshkovan, Sally McNulty, Evan Alley, Drew A Torigian, Arun C Nachiappan, Maya Galperin-Aizenberg, Eduardo M Barbosa Jr, Joseph DiRienzi, Ian Berger, Urooj Khalid, Andrew R Haas, Sunil Singhal, E Paul Wileyto, Keith A Cengel, Sharyn I Katz Abstract Background: Radiologic assessment of malignant pleural mesothelioma…

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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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