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mes·o·the·li·o·ma

 (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.

mesothelioma

(ˌmɛzəʊˌθiːlɪˈəʊmə)
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]

mes•o•the•li•o•ma

(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.
[1905–10]

mesothelioma

a rare malignant tumor that may invade the linings of the lungs and the abdomen. Also called celiothelioma.
See also: Cancer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
carcinoma - any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
Translations
mezoteliom
mésothéliome

mesothelioma

n mesotelioma m
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Primary malignant deciduoid mesothelioma (PMDM) is an extremely rare variant of primary mesothelioma representing less than 5% of mesotheliomas.
For both pleural and peritoneal mesotheliomas in the SEER (US SEER National) Cancer Database, we calculated life expectancy based on various patient characteristics.
Previous studies have reported that lymph node metastasis was significantly more common in epithelial and biphasic containing tumors than in sarcomatoid mesotheliomas. The rate of any extrapleural spread was high across all tumor types, with no statistically significant differences [3].
demonstrated this sampling limitation and frequent misclassification of nonepithelioid mesotheliomas and concluded that adequate surgical biopsies increased the accuracy over radiology-guided needle core/FNA biopsies [18].
Role of immunohistochemistry in distinguishing epithelial peritoneal mesotheliomas from peritoneal and ovarian serous carcinomas.
Mesotheliomas are rare tumors of mesodermal origin that arise from the serosal lining of the pleural, peritoneal, and/or pericardial cavities, as well as the vaginal and testicular tunics.
Sarcomatous cells have proven to be more resistant to treatment than other types of mesotheliomas. Surgery in particular can be difficult because sarcomatoid tumours are very rigid and often metastazise to the chest wall, making them difficult to remove.
20% to 33% of all mesotheliomas (one fifth to one third) arise from the peritoneum.56 The diagnosis of peritoneal mesothelioma is often delayed due to a long latent period between onset and symptoms and the common and non specific clinical presentation.
The expression of both epithelial and mesenchymal markers is a constant feature in malignant mesothelioma, which may be related to the origin of mesothelial cells.[sup.8] The histopathologic differential diagnoses of malignant urogenital mesotheliomas includes metastatic adenocarcinoma, papillary mesothelial hyperplasia, carcinoma of the rete testis and embryonal carcinoma.
Immunohistochemical profile of malignant mesotheliomas of the tunica vaginalis: A study of 20 cases.
METHODS: For all countries with available data on mesothelioma frequency and asbestos use (n = 56), we calculated the 15-year cumulative number of mesotheliomas during 1994-2008 from data available for fewer years and assessed its relationship with levels of cumulative asbestos use during 1920-1970.
About three-fourths of mesotheliomas start in the chest cavity.