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Primary peritoneal mesothelioma: case series and literature review.
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PMID:  20833490     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive tumour. We present six consecutive cases treated by our institution in the last three years. All were between 56-65 years old and only one gave a history of direct contact with asbestos. Four of the patients showed a thrombocytosis on presentation but other blood tests and evaluation of ascitic fluid were normal. In all cases, the diagnosis was made through investigation of mixed abdominal symptoms with CT scanning and laparoscopic biopsy. Despite the use of modern chemotherapy, response to treatment was unpredictable, with survival from ten weeks to three years.
Authors:
H Sharma; I Bell; J Schofield; G Bird
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics and research in hepatology and gastroenterology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  2210-741X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101553659     Medline TA:  Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Departments of Medicine, Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9QQ, United Kingdom.
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