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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Molecular and Clinical Oncology 2018 June 8 [Link] Li X, Lu R, Zhao Y, Wang F, Shao G Abstract Primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma (PMPM) is an aggressive tumor that originates from the mesothelial cells of the pericardium. PMPM with extensive atrial infiltration and bone metastasis is extremely rare. The diagnosis and staging of PMPM based…

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The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018 May 21 [Link] Rodríguez M, Mallidi HR, da Silva A, Bueno R Abstract Primary pericardial mesothelioma represents less than 1% of all malignant mesotheliomas. These tumors are very rare, difficult to diagnose and with poor response to stablished treatments. Common clinical presentations include constrictive symptoms, cardiac tamponade and cardiac…

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Cancer and Biology Medicine 2018 February [Link] Naeini YB, Arcega R, Hirschowitz S, Rao N, Xu H Abstract Malignant mesotheliomas are rather uncommon neoplasms associated primarily with asbestos exposure; however, they may also arise as second primary malignancies after radiation therapy, with a latency period of 15-25 years. Numerous studies have reported an association between…

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Annals of Epidemiology 2017 April 14 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Mezei G, Chang ET, Mowat FS, Moolgavkar SH Abstract PURPOSE: Malignant mesothelioma most commonly arises in the pleura and peritoneum but also occurs rarely at other anatomical sites with mesothelial tissue, namely, the pericardium and tunica vaginalis testis (TVT). This review provides a better…

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Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 March 29 [Link] Mensi C, Romano A, Berti A, Dore R, Riboldi L Abstract BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma is a rare neoplasm which commonly develops in the pleura of people exposed to asbestos. Pericardial mesothelioma accounts for only 0.7 % of all malignant mesotheliomas and it usually presents with pericardial effusion,…

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Portuguese Journal of Cardiology 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Barroso AS, Leite S, Friões F, Vasconcelos M, Azevedo D, Baldaia H, Amorim MJ, DiasP Abstract Primary cardiac and pericardial tumors are rare entities with an autopsy frequency of 0.001-0.03%. Metastases to the heart and pericardium are much more common than primary tumors. Malignant…

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