Localized Malignant Mesothelioma of the Pleura

The Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery 2015 August [Link]

Takei D, Yamaki M, Noriyuki T, Takemoto Y, Kawashima M, Saito R, Sasada T, Yoshida M, Amano H, Fukuda T, Nakahara M.


A 65-year-old man presented with the chief complaint of cough. Chest computed tomography showed the mediastinal tumor. The tumor was resected under the 4th intercostal thoracotomy and the mediastinal approach. The biphasic type of localized malignant mesothelioma was diagnosed by the pathological findings. The postoperative course was uneventful. After postoperative adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy (cisplatin and pemetrexed sodium hydrate), he is well without relapse 7 months after surgery.