General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2020 January 24 [Link] Hashimoto M, Sato A, Kuroda A, Nakamura A, Nakamichi T, Kondo N, Yuki M, Nabeshima K, Tsujimura T, Hasegawa S Abstract OBJECTIVE: Pleural biopsy through video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS pleural biopsy) is the most reliable diagnostic procedure for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). However, definitive diagnosis of…

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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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Cytopathology 2019 June 5 [Link] Önder S, Özogul E, Koksal D, Sarinc Ulasli S, Firat P, Emri S Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of BAP1, GLUT-1 and desmin expression by immunohistochemistry in the discrimination between reactive and malignant mesothelial proliferations. METHODS: A total of 88 biopsies and 30…

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Chest 2019 May 7 [Link] Wijmans L, Baas P, Sieburgh TE, de Bruin DM, Ghuijs PM, van de Vijver MJ, Bonta PI, Annema JT Abstract BACKGROUND: Pleural biopsies in patients with suspected malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are often inconclusive featuring fibrosis, resulting in repeat diagnostic procedures. Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) enables real-time imaging on a…

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Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 2018 October 10 [Link] Fournel L1, Janet-Vendroux A2, Canny-Hamelin E2, Mansuet-Lupo A, Guinet C, Bobbio A, Damotte D, Alifano M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and highly aggressive disease, whose incidence is increasing. Asbestos is the primary causal agent. STATE OF KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge about MPM has evolved.…

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Revista Medica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social 2018 January Valdez-López HG, Cano-Rodríguez AI, Montemayor-Chapa M, Castillo-Sánchez JF Abstract BACKGROUND: The prevalence of pleural effusion in Mexico is over 400 per 100 000 inhabitants. The etiology is infectious in 45.7% and neoplastic in 32.6%. Closed pleural biopsy sensibility is 48-70% in cancer and 50-59% in…

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Surgical Case Reports [Epub 2017 February 15] [Link] Yamaki M, Yonehara S, Noriyuki T Abstract BACKGROUND: Synovial sarcoma is a malignant neoplasm of soft tissues. It occurs mainly in the extremities and is closely related to tendons, tendon sheaths, and bursal structures. Primary synovial sarcoma of the pleura and lungs is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION:…

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Cardiovascular and interventional radiology 2017 January 30 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Welch BT, Eiken PW, Atwell TD, Peikert T, Yi ES, Nichols F, Schmit GD Abstract PURPOSE:Mesothelioma has been considered a difficult pathologic diagnosis to achieve via image-guided core needle biopsy. The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic sensitivity of percutaneous…

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