Mesothelioma

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mesothelioma

[‚me·zō‚thē·lē′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A primary benign or malignant tumor composed of cells resembling the mesothelium.

Mesothelioma

 

a malignant tumor of the mesothelium. It is most frequently encountered in the pleura, less often in the pericardium or peritoneum.

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The use of CDKN2A deletion as a diagnostic marker for malignant mesothelioma in body cavity effusions.
4] Malignant mesothelioma originating from the tunica vaginalis is extremely rare.
More than two-thirds of the cases of malignant mesothelioma (MM) are patients older than 45 years of age with the median age being 60 years (1), however it has been reported in a 10 year-old child (2).
The initial cases demonstrating a causal relationship between occupational exposure to asbestos and development of malignant mesothelioma were described at the blue-asbestos mine in Wittenboom, Australia, in the 1960's.
The malignant group was composed of 17 cases of malignant mesothelioma, one of which was sarcomatoid and one showing mixture of sarcomatoid and epithelioid patterns.
A multicenter phase II study of cisplatin and gemcitabine for malignant mesothelioma.
In addition to an ongoing Phase IIIb study in malignant mesothelioma, Alfacell is conducting a Phase I/II trial of ONCONASE in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and other solid tumors.
John Seerey, 72, died from malignant mesothelioma, a disease of the tissues surrounding his lungs or abdomen, according to a writ issued in London's high court.
Malignant mesothelioma originates from the mesothelial cells, most commonly from the pleura, but also from the pericardium, peritoneum, tunica vaginalis of testis and ovarium.
What the Norfolk railroad workers and other asbestosis sufferers fear most is malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer affecting the linings of the chest or the abdominal cavity, or the tissue surrounding the heart.

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