Received: January 4, 2018
Revision received: January 5, 2018
Accepted after revision: January 25, 2018
BKK Med J 2018;14(1):43-47.
Diffuse malignant mesothelioma (DMM) is an aggressive tumor of the mesothelium associated with a poor prognosis. Asbestos exposure is the major cause of the disease. Furthermore, pleural plaques are also caused by asbestos exposure. The authors present a case with malignant pleural mesothelioma and pleural plaques.
asbestos, asbestos-related diseases, mesothelioma, malignant pleural mesothelioma, pleural plaques
Department of Pathology Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital,
Mahidol University 2 Wanglang Road, Bangkoknoi Bangkok 10700, Thailand