Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Only comments written in English can be processed. Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a primary peritoneal malignancy occurring in the lining cells mesothelium of the peritoneal cavity. Men are predominantly affected. The tumors are usually diagnosed in late adulthood median age: 55 years.

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Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a review

Early localized peritoneal mesothelioma as an incidental finding at laparoscopy. Report of the case and implications regarding natural history of the disease. Cancer ;89 6 Rev Chil Pediatr ; 58 2



Treatment for this disease may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy. Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the lining of the abdomen and is the second most common type of mesothelioma. Just like pleural mesothelioma , peritoneal mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. When someone ingests microscopic asbestos fibers, the tiny sharp particles get embedded in the lining of the abdomen peritoneum. Over a course of 20 to 50 years, the fibers in the peritoneum cause mutations in the surrounding healthy mesothelial cells. What does your diagnosis mean?


Peritoneal mesothelioma

Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is an uncommon primary tumor of the peritoneal lining. It shares epidemiological and pathological features with - but is less common than - its pleural counterpart, which is described in detail in the general article on mesothelioma. Other abdominal subtypes also discussed separately include:. As with pleural mesothelioma, there is also a strong association with asbestos exposure primarily the crocidolite variety , and this occupational hazard probably accounts for disease predominance in middle-aged to older males most common age group is 50 to 70 years and it may also account for the slightly increased male predilection. There can be symptoms associated with hypercoagulability particularly due to a paraneoplastic syndrome associated with mesothelioma. There is a reported correlation between the clinical presentation and CT findings, with subgrouping into 2 :.


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Malignant mesothelioma me-zoe-thee-lee-O-muh is a type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs mesothelium. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Mesothelioma treatments are available, but for many people with mesothelioma, a cure isn't possible. Doctors divide mesothelioma into different types based on what part of the mesothelium is affected. Mesothelioma most often affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs pleura. This type is called pleural mesothelioma. Other, rarer types of mesothelioma affect tissue in the abdomen peritoneal mesothelioma , around the heart and around the testicles.

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