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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
John M. Holbert, MD, FACR; Brad Perry, MD
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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

          • Nuclear Medicine Findings

            • Imaging Recommendations

              • 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

                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Lococo F et al: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in malignant pleural mesothelioma: diagnostic and prognostic performance and its correlation to pathological results. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. ePub, 2020
                                    2. Murphy DJ et al: Loco-regional staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma by integrated 18F-FDG PET/MRI. Eur J Radiol. 115:46-52, 2019
                                    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

                                            • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                • 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

                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Lococo F et al: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in malignant pleural mesothelioma: diagnostic and prognostic performance and its correlation to pathological results. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. ePub, 2020
                                                                      2. Murphy DJ et al: Loco-regional staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma by integrated 18F-FDG PET/MRI. Eur J Radiol. 115:46-52, 2019
                                                                      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