Peritoneal malignant mesothelioma: case report

Tenaglia, Luigi and Proietti, Lidia and Calì, Sergio and Trovato, Santi and Accurso, N. and Di Stefano, Carla and Catania, Gaetano (2007) Peritoneal malignant mesothelioma: case report. Il giornale di chirurgia, 28 (11-12). pp. 435-438. ISSN 1971-145x

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Our study reports peritoneal diffuse malignant mesothelioma (DMM) in a 43 years old male patient, with no exposure to the asbestos in his medical history; the partner of patient was also not exposed to asbestos. The exposure to X-rays was also excluded. Different pathogenic mechanisms for the pathogenesis of a peritoneal diffuse malignant mesothelioma in this patient can be hypothesized, for example, SV40 infection and genetic susceptibility; a minimal domestic exposure to asbestos can be not excluded. Therefore, further studies in a more large number of subjects are necessary to determine whether one or all of these hypothetic pathogenic mechanisms are more significant for the develop of malignant mesothelioma.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asbestos, peritoneal mesothelioma
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 16:41
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2013 16:41

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