Primary Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma

A Report of Seven Cases and a Review of the Literature

Juan A. Asensio, Peter Goldblatt, Neil R. Thomford

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Abstract

Mesothelioma of the peritoneum is a rare malignant neoplasm easily mistaken by both surgeon and pathologist for one of the more common neoplasms of the abdomen. Review of our records from metropolitan-area hospitals for the past 15 years identified seven patients with primary peritoneal mesotheliomas. Their diagnosis, management, and survival is analyzed. We report a case of an extended survivor (7 years) and one of a long-term survivor (15 years), as well as what we believe to be the only case in the literature presenting with a coexistent malignant neoplasm. Prevention of this commonly fatal neoplasm is linked to avoiding occupational exposure to asbestos; long-term survival for a few patients may be achieved with correct identification of the neoplasm and aggressive management. This report includes a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1477-1481
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume125
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Mesothelioma
Neoplasms
Survivors
Survival
Peritoneum
Asbestos
Urban Hospitals
Occupational Exposure
Abdomen
Malignant Mesothelioma
Pathologists
Surgeons

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  • Surgery

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Primary Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma : A Report of Seven Cases and a Review of the Literature. / Asensio, Juan A.; Goldblatt, Peter; Thomford, Neil R.

In: Archives of Surgery, Vol. 125, No. 11, 1990, p. 1477-1481.

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Asensio, Juan A. ; Goldblatt, Peter ; Thomford, Neil R. / Primary Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma : A Report of Seven Cases and a Review of the Literature. In: Archives of Surgery. 1990 ; Vol. 125, No. 11. pp. 1477-1481.
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