It is universally recognized by the scientific community that asbestos, widely used in the past in many industrial sectors, is responsible for the onset of certain diseases of pleural and peritoneal serous membranes; in particular, Peritoneal Mesothelioma (PM) is an exceptional case, extremely rare malignancy of the abdominal cavity. In this work we describe a 62 years-old man, formerly exposed to asbestos, complains of dyspepsia associated with pain, abdominal swelling and mild difficulty during inspiration. After intraoperative biopsy of three masses found in abdomen, malignant peritoneal mesothelioma was diagnosed. The patient subsequently was subjected to cycles of chemotherapy and multiple palliative paracentesis, the patient died after about 12 months from diagnosis.

Peritoneal mesothelioma: description of a case and review of literature

PEDATA, Paola;LAIETA, Maria Teresa;
2011

Abstract

It is universally recognized by the scientific community that asbestos, widely used in the past in many industrial sectors, is responsible for the onset of certain diseases of pleural and peritoneal serous membranes; in particular, Peritoneal Mesothelioma (PM) is an exceptional case, extremely rare malignancy of the abdominal cavity. In this work we describe a 62 years-old man, formerly exposed to asbestos, complains of dyspepsia associated with pain, abdominal swelling and mild difficulty during inspiration. After intraoperative biopsy of three masses found in abdomen, malignant peritoneal mesothelioma was diagnosed. The patient subsequently was subjected to cycles of chemotherapy and multiple palliative paracentesis, the patient died after about 12 months from diagnosis.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11591/331882
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 3
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 3
social impact