Malignant pleural mesothelioma

Tobias D Peikert, James R. Jett

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenging Cases in Pulmonology
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781441970985, 1441970975, 9781441970978
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012


  • Asbestos
  • Endobronchial ultrasounds guided biopsy
  • Malignant pleural mesothelioma
  • Mediastinal lymphadenopathy
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pleural thickening
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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