Rare Malignant Peritoneum Mesothelioma Masquerading with Respiratory Manifestation
mesothelioma, neoplasms - mesothelial, peritoneum, cancer, case report, tumor
Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Neoplasms
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.
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Ravish Patel, MD, Pratikkumar Vekaria, MD, Devin Vaishnani, MD, Johnnie Mao, MD, Chandrika Raiyani, MD, Marvin Vaishnani, MD, Tejas Raiyani, MD. P0844 - Rare Malignant Peritoneum Masquerading with Respiratory Manifestaton. Program No. P0844. ACG 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts. San Antonio, Texas: American College of Gastroenterology.