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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Brett W. Carter, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • ´╗┐Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)
              • Definitions

                • Most common primary pleural neoplasm
                • Strong association with asbestos exposure
                  • Long latency period between exposure and MPM

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                  • Microscopic Features

                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                    • Presentation

                                      • Demographics

                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                          • Treatment

                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                            • Consider

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Nickell LT Jr et al: Multimodality imaging for characterization, classification, and staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Radiographics. 34(6):1692-706, 2014
                                              2. 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
                                              3. Agarwal PP et al: Pleural mesothelioma: sensitivity and incidence of needle track seeding after image-guided biopsy versus surgical biopsy. Radiology. 241(2):589-94, 2006
                                              4. Pistolesi M et al: Malignant pleural mesothelioma: update, current management, and newer therapeutic strategies. Chest. 126(4):1318-29, 2004
                                              5. Wang ZJ et al: Malignant pleural mesothelioma: evaluation with CT, MR imaging, and PET. Radiographics. 24(1):105-19, 2004
                                              6. Miller BH et al: From the archives of the AFIP. Malignant pleural mesothelioma: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 16(3):613-44, 1996
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Pathology

                                                      • Clinical Issues

                                                        • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                                          • Abbreviations

                                                            • ´╗┐Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)
                                                          • Definitions

                                                            • Most common primary pleural neoplasm
                                                            • Strong association with asbestos exposure
                                                              • Long latency period between exposure and MPM

                                                          IMAGING

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Radiographic Findings

                                                              • CT Findings

                                                                • MR Findings

                                                                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                                        • General Features

                                                                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                                • Presentation

                                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                        • Consider

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Nickell LT Jr et al: Multimodality imaging for characterization, classification, and staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Radiographics. 34(6):1692-706, 2014
                                                                                          2. 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
                                                                                          3. Agarwal PP et al: Pleural mesothelioma: sensitivity and incidence of needle track seeding after image-guided biopsy versus surgical biopsy. Radiology. 241(2):589-94, 2006
                                                                                          4. Pistolesi M et al: Malignant pleural mesothelioma: update, current management, and newer therapeutic strategies. Chest. 126(4):1318-29, 2004
                                                                                          5. Wang ZJ et al: Malignant pleural mesothelioma: evaluation with CT, MR imaging, and PET. Radiographics. 24(1):105-19, 2004
                                                                                          6. Miller BH et al: From the archives of the AFIP. Malignant pleural mesothelioma: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 16(3):613-44, 1996