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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
John M. Holbert, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM): Malignant tumor that originates from mesothelial surface of pleura

          IMAGING

          • F-18 FDG PET/CT Findings

            • CT Findings

              • General Features

                • Image-Guided Biopsy

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Armato SG 3rd et al: Imaging in pleural mesothelioma: a review of the 13th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group. Lung Cancer. 101:48-58, 2016
                                      2. Kitajima K et al: Present and future roles of FDG-PET/CT imaging in the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Jpn J Radiol. 34(8):537-47, 2016
                                      3. Truong MT et al: Malignant pleural mesothelioma: role of CT, MRI, and PET/CT in staging evaluation and treatment considerations. Semin Roentgenol. 48(4):323-34, 2013
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Diagnostic Checklist

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Definitions

                                                • Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM): Malignant tumor that originates from mesothelial surface of pleura

                                              IMAGING

                                              • F-18 FDG PET/CT Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Image-Guided Biopsy

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Armato SG 3rd et al: Imaging in pleural mesothelioma: a review of the 13th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group. Lung Cancer. 101:48-58, 2016
                                                                          2. Kitajima K et al: Present and future roles of FDG-PET/CT imaging in the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Jpn J Radiol. 34(8):537-47, 2016
                                                                          3. Truong MT et al: Malignant pleural mesothelioma: role of CT, MRI, and PET/CT in staging evaluation and treatment considerations. Semin Roentgenol. 48(4):323-34, 2013