Diagnostic value of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in ovarian malignant mesothelioma

BMC Medial Imaging 2023 December 14 [Link] Hai-Tao Wang, Ai-Jing Li, Ji-Yong Gao, Liang-Jiong Wang, Yu-Tao Wang, Wen-Ying Yu, Jian Zhang Abstract Objective: To investigate the diagnostic value of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in ovarian malignant mesothelioma (OMM). Methods: The clinical and imaging data of 10 pathologically-confirmed OMM patients were analyzed…

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Surgical case report: The rare case of incidental retroperitoneal mesothelioma

International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 2023 April [Link] Yat Cheung Chung, Travis Ackermann, Yeu Sheng Ang Abstract Introduction and importance: This is a first reported case of isolated retroperitoneal mesothelioma. Most patients present with symptoms of abdominal pain, distension and weight loss. However, a minority of cases are asymptomatic and are found incidentally on…

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Cytoreductive Surgical Treatment of Pleural Mesothelioma in a Porcine Model Using Magnetic-Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Tomography 2022 September 3 [Link] Marcia Costa, Carolina Fernandes, Matt Eames, Arik Hananel , John P Mugler 3rd, Jhosep Huaromo, Jack B Yang, Jaime Mata Abstract A combination of surgery and chemotherapy is the most effective treatment available for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM). However, both cause significant collateral damage and cannot eliminate residual microscopic disease.…

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Interobserver Variability of Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment Using MRI in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

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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Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: clinical aspects, and therapeutic perspectives.

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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MR Imaging of Pleural Neoplasms

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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The value of delayed phase enhanced imaging in malignant pleural mesothelioma

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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Clinical staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma: current perspectives

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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Diagnostic Imaging and workup of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

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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