European Heart Journal Case Reports 2021 July 7 [Link] Leo Pölzl, Jakob Hirsch, Agnes Mayr, Christian Uprimny, Georg Oberhuber, Hansjörg J Zwick, Ludwig Müller, Gerhard Pölzl Abstract Background: Primary pericardial mesothelioma (PPM) is a rare form of highly aggressive cancer. Many patients are diagnosed only at an advanced stage. Therefore, the overall survival rate is…

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Journal of Clinical Medicine 2021 May 26 [Link] Pietro Bertoglio, Elena Garelli, Jury Brandolini, Kenji Kawamukai, Filippo Antonacci, Sara Ricciardi, Alessandro Cipolli, Barbara Bonfanti, Sergio Nicola Forti Parri, Niccolò Daddi, Giampiero Dolci, Piergiorgio Solli Abstract Mesothelioma is an aggressive disease arising from parietal pleura. Surgery is a valuable option in the frame of a multimodality…

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Cancer Medicine 2021 May 26 [Link] Runzhi Huang, Zixuan Zheng, Sijia Liu, Penghui Yan, Dianwen Song, Huabin Yin, Peng Hu, Xiaolong Zhu, Zhengyan Chang, Yihan Liu, Juanwei Zhuang, Tong Meng, Zongqiang Huang, Jie Zhang Abstract Mesothelioma (MESO) is an infrequent tumor derived from mesothelial cells of pleura, peritoneum, pericardium, and tunica vaginalis testis. Despite advancement…

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International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 2020 July 17 [Link] Shigefumi Matsuyama, Tomohiro Imazuru, Masateru Uchiyama, Hiroo Ota, Mitsuru Iida, Tomoki Shimokawa Abstract Introduction: Primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma is a rare tumor that is very difficult to diagnose. Furthermore, it is a lethal disease, because patients usually have progressed at the time of referral. Presentation…

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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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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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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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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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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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