Radiology Cardiothoracic Imaging 2020 April 30 [Link] Ritu R Gill, David J Murphy, Ravi T Seethamraju, Emanuele Mazzola, Raphael Bueno, William G Richards Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the interobserver variability associated with quantitative and qualitative MRI assessments of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Materials and methods: Patients with MPM who underwent uniform-protocol preoperative MRI between 2009…

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Annals of Gastroenterology 2018 Nov-Dec [Link] Boussios S, Moschetta M, Karathanasi A, Tsiouris AK, Kanellos FS, Tatsi K, Katsanos KH, Christodoulou DK Abstract Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a wide clinical spectrum. It arises from the peritoneal lining and commonly presents with diffuse, extensive spread throughout the abdomen and, more rarely,…

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Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging [2018 April] [Link] Carter BW, Betancourt SL, Shroff GS, Lichtenberger JP 3rd Abstract The pleura may be affected by primary tumors or metastatic spread of intrathoracic or extrathoracic neoplasms. Primary pleural neoplasms represent ∼10% of all pleural tumors, and malignant lesions are more common than benign lesions. The most common…

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Journal of Thoracic Disease 2017 August [Link] Patel AM, et.al. Abstract BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional imaging of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) can underestimate the presence of local tumor invasion. Since accurate staging is vital optimal choice of therapy, techniques that optimize pleural imaging are needed. Here we estimate the optimal timing of MPM enhancement on magnetic resonance…

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Lung Cancer 2017 August [Link] Bonomi M, De Filippis C, Lopci E, Gianoncelli L, Rizzardi G, Cerchiaro E, Bortolotti L, Zanello A, Ceresoli G Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a disease with limited therapeutic options, the management of which is still controversial. Diagnosis is usually made by thoracoscopy, which allows multiple biopsies with histological…

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Acta Bio-Medica 2017 August [Link] Cardinale L, Ardissone F, Gned D, Sverzellati N, Piacibello E, Veltri A Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is the most frequent primary neoplasm of the pleura and its incidence is still increasing.This tumor has a strong association with exposure to occupational or environmental asbestos, often after a long latent period of…

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Stahlentherapie und Onkologie 2017 February 14 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Botticella A, Defraene G, Nackaerts K, Deroose C, Coolen J, Nafteux P, Vanstraelen B, Joosten S, Michiels LA, Peeters S, De Ruysscher D Abstract BACKGROUND: After lung-sparing radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), local failure at sites of previous gross disease represents the dominant…

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Acta Ophthalmologica 2016 December 9 [Epub 2016 July 16] [Link] Hanafi H, Verdijk RM, Paridaens D Abstract PURPOSE: To describe a rare clinical case of biopsy-proven metastatic mesothelioma of the lacrimal gland which responded well to chemo and radiation therapy. METHODS: Interventional case report. RESULTS: A 55-year-old woman with an untreated malignant biopsy-proven pleural mesothelioma…

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