Metastatic malignant pleural mesothelioma masquerading as a case of acute abdomen secondary to small bowel perforation

Annals of Saudi Medicine 2016 May-June [Link]

Alkhayal K.


Metastatic pleural mesothelioma is a rare disease. The present study aimed to report a rare presentation of metastatic malignant mesothelioma (MM). The patient was an elderly man who presented with small bowel (jejunal) perforation secondary to metastatic pleural mesothelioma deposits. This was a rare presentation of a rare disease and the first reported case in the published studies in which MM masqueraded as bowel perforation prior to the primary diagnosis.