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Localized visceral invasion of peritoneal mesothelioma causing intestinal obstruction: a new clinical presentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16001635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Peritoneal mesothelioma is a surface malignancy involving the serous surfaces of the abdominal cavity. In the case presented here, the disease presented itself in a manner that has not been previously described. The tumor involved the full thickness of the bowel besides the familiar surface spread which is characteristic of the disease. Intestinal obstruction is a rare or late presentation of mesothelioma. It was the presenting symptom in the present case due to the full thickness infiltration of the small bowel by the tumor. The offending segment was resected and the ascites was treated with intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Though the patient at present has progression of disease he enjoys a reasonable quality of life after palliation of the ascites and obstruction.
Authors:
Kaiumarz Sethna; Paul H Sugarbaker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:    2005 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-08     Completed Date:  2005-08-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1087-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Washington Cancer Institute, Washington, DC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Humans
Intestinal Obstruction / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Male
Mesothelioma / pathology*,  radiography,  therapy
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography,  therapy

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