Malignant pleural mesothelioma

CT manifestations in 50 cases

Akira Kawashima, H. I. Libshitz

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Abstract

Malignant pleural mesothelioma, a rare and usually fatal neoplasm that is associated with asbestos exposure, is being encountered with increasing frequency. Pretreatment CT findings from 50 patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma are illustrated. Pleural thickening was found in 46 (92%) of the 50 patients, thickening of the pleural surfaces of the interlobar fissues in 43 (86%), pleural calcifications in 10 (20%), and pleural effusions in 37 (74%). The volume of the involved hemithorax varied appreciably. Contractions of the involved hemithorax was noted in 21 (42%) of 50 patients and contralateral mediastinal shift in seven (14%). Disease beyond the parietal pleura was found in the chest wall (nine patients), mediastinum, lymph nodes, and diaphragm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)965-969
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume155
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Pleura
Asbestos
Mediastinum
Thoracic Wall
Pleural Effusion
Diaphragm
Lymph Nodes
Malignant Mesothelioma
Neoplasms

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma : CT manifestations in 50 cases. / Kawashima, Akira; Libshitz, H. I.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 155, No. 5, 01.01.1990, p. 965-969.

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