Malignant pleural mesothelioma

Tobias D Peikert, James R. Jett

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Abstract

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
Pages79-91
Number of pages13
Volume9781441970985
ISBN (Print)9781441970985, 1441970975, 9781441970978
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

Keywords

  • 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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    Peikert, T. D., & Jett, J. R. (2012). Malignant pleural mesothelioma. In Challenging Cases in Pulmonology (Vol. 9781441970985, pp. 79-91). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7098-5_6