Anticancer Research 2021 May [Link] Akihiro Shiroshita, Motohiro Kurosaki, Masafumi Takeshita, Yuki Kataoka Abstract Background/aim: Although surgical thoracoscopy is recommended in the diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), the invasiveness of this procedure is of strong concern. Our review aimed to evaluate the accuracies of medical thoracoscopy (MT), computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy, and ultrasound (US)-guided…

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Thoracic Cancer 2021 May 5 [Link] Bertrand Chollet, Julien Guinde, Sophie Laroumagne, HervĂ© Dutau, Philippe Astoul Abstract Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare, highly aggressive and deadly disease with a poor patient life expectancy. A few years ago, the main challenge was the histological diagnosis of this disease; at present, the search for…

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Respirology Case Reports 2020 October 26 [Link] Mia MacMillan, Bapti Roy, Sally McLaren, Anna K Nowak, Rajesh Thomas, Y C Gary Lee Abstract We report a rare case of early and extensive pulmonary invasion of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) in a 70-year-old woman. She first presented with a hydropneumothorax and subsequent workup, including video-assisted thoracoscopy…

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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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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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Journal of visualized surgery 2018 March [Link] Perikleous P, Asadi N, Anikin V Abstract The role of surgery in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) remains debatable; nonetheless the relative advantages of different surgical approaches are frequently reassessed and reconsidered. While extensive operations and longer recovery periods can be justified for a group of carefully selected patients,…

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