Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

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MALIGNANT PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA WITH PLEURAL PLAQUES: A CASE REPORT

FEBRUARY 2018 - VOL.14 | CASE REPORT

 

Received: January 4, 2018

Revision received: January 5, 2018

Accepted after revision: January 25, 2018

BKK Med J 2018;14(1):43-47.

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

asbestos, asbestos-related diseases, mesothelioma, malignant pleural mesothelioma, pleural plaques

Address Correspondence to author

Ruchira Ruangchira-urai

Department of Pathology Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital,

Mahidol University 2 Wanglang Road, Bangkoknoi Bangkok 10700, Thailand

email: rchruchi@gmail.com

DOI:

10.31524/bkkmedj.2018.02.008

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