Year : 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 93--96

Malignant mesothelioma – Report of two cases with different presentations


Mahavir N Munot, Ketaki V Utpat, Unnati D Desai, Jyotsna M Joshi 
 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, TNMC and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jyotsna M Joshi
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, 2nd Floor, OPD bldg, TNMC and BYL Nair Hospital, AL Nair Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
India

Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive neoplasm that stems from the mesothelial cells lining the visceral cavities, namely, the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium, and tunica vaginalis of the testes. MPM is the most common variant of these and constitutes up to 80% of all malignant mesotheliomas. It is usually associated with asbestos exposure and is a locally invasive neoplasm that spreads along pleura and can involve lungs with locoregional metastasis. Diagnosis remains challenging due to the latency between asbestos exposure and clinical presentation and the variable clinicoradiological manifestations. Meticulous history taking, high index of, suspicion and multimodality approach toward diagnosis are the keys to better prognosis. We hereby present two interesting cases of MPM with different presentations.


How to cite this article:
Munot MN, Utpat KV, Desai UD, Joshi JM. Malignant mesothelioma – Report of two cases with different presentations.Indian J Occup Environ Med 2019;23:93-96


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Munot MN, Utpat KV, Desai UD, Joshi JM. Malignant mesothelioma – Report of two cases with different presentations. Indian J Occup Environ Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 28 ];23:93-96
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