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Deciduoid Pleural Mesothelioma - a Rare Entity in a Young Woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22424699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Deciduoid Mesothelioma is a rare variant of epithelioid mesothelioma; it was initially thought that it only occurred in the peritoneum of young women and had nothing to do with asbestos exposure. However, since these early findings it has also been observed in the pleura and the pericardium, with possible association to asbestos. In general the prognosis is poor compared to epithelioid mesothelioma. 45 cases have been reported in the literature up to now, 22 of these were located in the pleural cavity. The authors describe a case of deciduoid pleural mesothelioma in a 40-year-old-woman who presented with right pleuritic chest pain, with no history of asbestos exposure, treated with chemotherapy followed by surgery and who died postoperatively.
Authors:
C Santos; F Gamboa; F Fradinho; A Pêgo; L Carvalho; J Bernardo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista portuguesa de pneumologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0873-2159     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9813736     Medline TA:  Rev Port Pneumol     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Sociedade Portuguesa de Pneumologia. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Serviço de Pneumologia, Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
Vernacular Title:
Mesotelioma deciduóide pleural - uma entidade rara numa mulher jovem.
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