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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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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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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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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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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Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 March 18 [Link] Miyata T, Fujiwara Y, Nishijima K, Futagami F, Nakamura T, Takamura H Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare aggressive tumor of the peritoneum. We report a rare case of resection of multiple localized malignant peritoneal mesotheliomas. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old Japanese woman was admitted…

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Cureus 2018 November 28 [Link] Kitajima K, Nakamichi T, Hasegawa S, Kuribayashi K, Yamakado K Abstract Talc pleurodesis has been reported to increase fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in the high attenuation areas of pleural thickening, making it difficult to distinguish between benign granulomatous inflammatory processes and malignancies, which may therefore interfere with the post-chemotherapy disease evaluation…

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European Radiology 2019 January 28 [Link] Halpenny D, Raj M, Rimner A, Zheng J, Capanu M, Ginsberg MS Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted in order to describe the computed tomography (CT) features of local pleural recurrence in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma undergoing intensity-modulated pleural radiation therapy (IMPRINT) as part of multimodality treatment. METHODS:…

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European Radiology 2019 January 7 [Link] Li F, Ahmad M, Qayyum F, Straus CM, MacMahon H, Kindler H, Armato SG Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate differences in the tumor response classifications that result from clinical measurements and to compare these response classifications with overall survival for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS: One hundred thirty-one…

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Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019 January [Link] Hashimoto M, Takeuchi J, Takuwa T, Kuroda A, Nakamura A, Nakamichi T, Matsumoto S, Kondo N, Nakano T, Morimoto T, Hasegawa S Abstract OBJECTIVES: Definitive diagnosis of the T-component is sometimes challenging in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Pleural thickness has been reported to be a prognostic…

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