Texas Heart Institute Journal 2022 November 9 [Link] Yojiro Machii, Akira Sezai, Makoto Taoka, Shunji Osaka, Keito Suzuki, Yoshiki Onuki, Masashi Tanaka Abstract This report describes a 76-year-old man with diabetes mellitus who developed coronary artery stenosis from infiltration of a primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma. Three months before referral to the treating hospital, elevated liver…

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Cancer Diagnosis & Prognosis 2022 November 3 [Link] Kozo Kuribayashi, Kazuhiro Kitajima, Toshiyuki Minami, Masataka Ikeda, Koichiro Yamakado, Takashi Kijima Abstract Background/aim: Malignant peritoneal meso-thelioma (MPeM) has no specific imaging findings that can distinguish it from other peritoneal tumors and the accuracy of peritoneal cytology is low, therefore definitive diagnosis is usually performed by histology.…

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Medicine 2022 September 30 [Link] Filiz Cimen, Yetkin Agackiran, Sevim Düzgün, Melike Aloglu, Aysegül Senturk, Sükran Atikcan Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor with a poor prognosis. In our study, we aimed to investigate the specific clinical, laboratory, and radiological features of the tumor and the prognostic effect of SUVmax (maximum standardized…

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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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