What is it about?
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is one of the most severe diseases with a poor prognosis. Diagnostic yields for malignant pleural mesothelioma of 38.7% from a combination of pleural effusion cytology and blind pleural biopsy and of 98% from thoracoscopy under local anaesthesia have been reported.1 Pulmonologists often make diagnoses of pleural mesothelioma with a history of asbestos exposure. It mainly involves the pleura, but can arise in other places, such as the tunica vaginalis testis. Thus, a case of simultaneous diagnosis of tunica vaginalis testis mesothelioma and malignant pleural mesothelioma is reported.
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Why is it important?
Simultaneous tunica vaginalis testis and malignant pleural mesothelioma were diagnosed. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such report.
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This page is a summary of: A case of simultaneous diagnosis of tunica vaginalis testis and pleural mesothelioma, Respirology Case Reports, March 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/rcr2.937.
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