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Cerebral metastases in malignant mesothelioma: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15519879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon tumour with an inevitably poor outcome. Statistics from the US National Cancer Institute reveal a steady rise in its incidence over the past 25 years. It typically arises from the pleura, but can also originate in the peritoneum, pericardium, genital tracts and tunica vaginalis. Previously considered a local disease with low incidence of metastasis, there is increasing evidence suggesting otherwise. Reported cases of cerebral metastasis are rare and the vast majority are postmortem findings. This report documents a patient with symptomatic cerebral metastasis from malignant mesothelioma, who underwent craniotomy and excision of two cerebral lesions. It is one of a handful of case reports in the literature in which histological confirmation has been obtained ante-mortem and where surgical treatment of the intracranial mesothelioma was undertaken.
Eldon Mah; Richard G Bittar; Gavin A Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-02     Completed Date:  2008-01-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  917-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Vic. 3084, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / secondary*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Mesothelioma / pathology*
Neoplasm Metastasis / pathology*

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