Title

Rare Malignant Peritoneum Mesothelioma Masquerading with Respiratory Manifestation

Division

TriStar

Hospital

Redmond

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

10-27-2019

Keywords

mesothelioma, neoplasms - mesothelial, peritoneum, cancer, case report, tumor

Disciplines

Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Neoplasms

Abstract

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that affects the linings of the pleura, peritoneum and pericardium. Pleural involvement is however most common. Malignant Peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a cancer developing in the lining of the peritoneum, which is extremely rare. Most MPM cases are caused by asbestos exposure. Common symptoms of MPM include abdominal distension, abdominal pain, swelling or tenderness and constipation or diarrhea, with most common being abdominal swelling. MPM is difficult to diagnose due to its vague, nonspecific symptoms.

Publisher or Conference

ACG 2019

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