Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an uncommon, almost -universally lethal thoracic malignancy. It is closely associated with prior inhalational asbestos exposure. Despite some recent progress the diagnosis, staging and therapy of patients with MPM remain very difficult to the treating physicians. Herein we discuss some of these challenges based on the cases of two MPM patients.
- Endobronchial ultrasounds guided biopsy
- Malignant pleural mesothelioma
- Mediastinal lymphadenopathy
- Pleural effusion
- Pleural thickening
- Spontaneous pneumothorax
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