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Diagnosis of a Primary Pericardial Mesothelioma by the Combination of Conventional Echocardiography and Contrast Echocardiography

Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2020 June 15 [Link] Hongxia Wang, Yun Mou, Zhelan Zheng Abstract Primary malignancies arising from the pericardium are rare, even more unusual for primary pericardial mesothelioma. The diagnosis is difficult and has no standard treatment. We herein present a case of a 65-year-old woman with primary pericardial mesothelioma associated with […]

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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Genetic and Microenviromental Heterogeneity as an Unexpected Reading Frame and Therapeutic Challenge

Cancers 2020 May 7 [Link] David Michael Abbott, Chandra Bortolotto, Silvia Benvenuti, Andrea Lancia, Andrea Riccardo Filippi, Giulia Maria Stella Abstract Mesothelioma is a malignancy of serosal membranes including the peritoneum, pleura, pericardium and the tunica vaginalis of the testes. Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare disease with a global incidence in countries like Italy […]

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A case report of malignant primary pericardial mesothelioma with atypical imaging appearance: multimodality imaging with histopathological correlation.

European Heart Journal 2020 February 27 [Link] Banišauskaitė A, Jankauskas A, Šarauskas V, Aržanauskaitė M Abstract BACKGROUND :Primary pericardial mesothelioma is a rare primary cardiac malignancy, with three main histopathological types, sarcomatoid histotype being the rarest. The imaging features were atypical due to concomitant extensive calcification, which resulted in aggravated differential diagnosis. CASE SUMMARY :A 45-year-old man […]

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Association between asbestos exposure and pericardial and tunica vaginalis testis malignant mesothelioma: a case-control study and epidemiological remarks.

Scandinavian Journal of Work and Environmental Health 2020 April 7 [Link] Marinaccio A, Consonni D, Mensi C, Mirabelli D, Migliore E, Magnani C, Di Marzio D, Gennaro V, Mazzoleni G, Girardi P, Negro C, Romanelli A, Chellini E, Grappasonni I, Madeo G, Romeo E, Ascoli V, Carrozza F, Angelillo IF, Cavone D, Tumino R, Melis […]

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Malignant mesothelioma following repeated exposures to cosmetic talc: A case series of 75 patients.

American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2020 March 16 [Link] Emory TS, Maddox JC, Kradin RL Abstract BACKGROUND: Asbestos is the primary known cause of malignant mesothelioma. Some cosmetic talc products have been shown to contain asbestos. Recently, repeated exposures to cosmetic talc have been implicated as a cause of mesothelioma. METHODS: Seventy-five individuals (64 females; […]

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Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) Gene Rearrangement in Children and Young Adults with Mesothelioma.

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2019 November 26 [Link] Mian I, Abdullaev Z, Morrow B, Kaplan RN, Gao S, Mettienen M, Schrump DS, Zgonc V, Wei JS, Khan J, Pack S, Hassan R Abstract INTRODUCTION: Children and young adults diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma may have unique genetic characteristics. In this study, we evaluated for the presence […]

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Malignant mesothelioma: A histomorphological and immunohistochemical study of 24 cases from a tertiary care hospital in Southern India.

Indian Journal of Cancer 2018 April-June [Link] Hui M, Uppin SG, Bhaskar K, Kumar NN, Paramjyothi GK Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesotheliomas are histologically heterogeneous neoplasms. Definite diagnosis requires a varied panel of immunohistochemical (IHC) markers to differentiate these from histological mimics. Only a few case series have been reported in the Indian literature where mesotheliomas […]

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Treatment and Outcomes of Primary Pericardial Mesothelioma: A Contemporary Review of 103 Published Cases.

Clinical Lung Cancer 2018 November 29 [Link] McGehee E, Gerber DE, Reisch J, Dowell JE Abstract Primary pericardial mesothelioma (PPM) is a rare cancer for which there is no consensus on treatment. We evaluated and summarized a large contemporary population of published PPM cases to characterize risk factors, treatment patterns, and clinical outcomes. Using Ovid […]

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Transglutaminase is a mesothelioma cancer stem cell survival protein that is required for tumor formation.

Oncotarget 2018 October 2 [Link] Adhikary G, Grun D, Alexander HR, Friedberg JS, Xu W, Keillor JW, Kandasamy S, Eckert RL Abstract Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the mesothelial cell layer of the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium and tunica vaginalis. It is typically caused by asbestos, notoriously resistant to chemotherapy and generally considered incurable with […]

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Ancillary studies in pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal effusion cytology.

Cancer Cytopathology 2018 August [Link] Sundling KE, Cibas ES Abstract Pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal effusion specimens present diagnostic challenges and clinical opportunities for cytology. For the patient, these specimens may be the first diagnosis of malignancy or the first sign of disease recurrence. This review aims to provide useful approaches with which to resolve key […]

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