Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive malignancy of the mesothelial or serous tissues primarily found in the pleura (65–70%) or peritoneum (20–33%), tunica vaginalis (1–2%) or pericardi...
Symptoms are usually nonspecific and occur when disease is advanced. General fatigue, night sweats, and weight loss may be present.
Pleural mesothelioma presents with gradual onset of ...
A multidisciplinary team is important in management and should include thoracic surgery, oncology, pathology, pulmonary, and radiology for patient-specific planning of manage...
Immunization for pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza
C45.1 Mesothelioma of peritoneum
C45.2 Mesothelioma of pericardium
C45.0 Mesothelioma of pleura
C45.9 Mesothelioma, unspecified
C45.7 Mesothelioma of other sites
Mesothelioma remains a rare but universally fatal disease in part due to long latency.
Multimodal treatment has decreased recurrence rates and has extended survival time.
Main risk facto...
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