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 (mĕz′ə-thē′lē-ō′mə, mĕs′-, mē′zə-, -sə-)
n. pl. mes·o·the·li·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə) or mes·o·the·li·o·mas
A usually malignant tumor of mesothelial tissue, especially that of the pleura or peritoneum.
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n, pl -mata (-mətə) or -mas
(Pathology) a tumour of the epithelium lining the lungs, abdomen, or heart: often associated with exposure to asbestos dust
[C20: from mesotheli(um) + -oma]
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(ˌmɛz əˌθi liˈoʊ mə, ˌmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a malignant tumor of the covering of the lung or the lining of the pleural and abdominal cavities, often associated with exposure to asbestos.
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a rare malignant tumor that may invade the linings of the lungs and the abdomen. Also called celiothelioma.
See also: Cancer
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Noun1.mesothelioma - a form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heartmesothelioma - a form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust
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n mesotelioma m
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Malignant mesothelioma and TB were diagnosed in 2(1.7%) and 1(0.8%) patients, respectively (Table-4).
To the Editor.--Attanoos and colleagues (1) reviewed the literature concerning nonasbestos causes for malignant mesothelioma. They concluded that most mesotheliomas not clearly attributable to asbestos exposure are spontaneous.
The most significant factor for the development of malignant mesothelioma is airborne asbestos fibers.
Aldeyra Therapeutics announced positive top-line results from the MESO-2 investigator-sponsored Phase 1/2 clinical trial of ADX-1612 in patients with pleural malignant mesothelioma. ADX-1612, when combined with standard pemetrexed and platinum therapy, resulted in partial response rates that exceeded historical standard of care.
Based upon the of peritoneal fluid sediment, clinical examination, radiography and typical cytologic features, the case was diagnosed as malignant mesothelioma with possible metastasis in regional lymph nodes and lungs.
He has taken 18 asbestos cases involving 72 plaintiffs to verdict and recently obtained a defense verdict in an asbestos case involving a 39-year-old plaintiff with malignant mesothelioma. He has managed and disposed of more than 12,000 asbestos cases in Madison County, Illinois, and he is managing and supervising more than 3,200 asbestos cases.
Evidence read out on behalf of pathologist Dr Jason Shannon said the cause of Mr Grindell's death was pneumonia, caused by a malignant mesothelioma of the left lung pleura.
"I accept the cause of death as left lower lobe pneumonia caused by a malignant mesothelioma of the left lung pleura.
Malignant mesothelioma is a highly aggressive tumor arising from mesothelial lined surfaces, mostly from the pleural cavities (malignant pleural mesothelioma, MPM) [1, 2].
According to the ( National Cancer Institute , exposure to asbestos, a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, over a long period of time was a major cause of malignant mesothelioma, a disease in which malignant cancer cells grows in the thin layer of tissue that covers the lung, chest wall, or abdomen.

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