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Disorders of the Mediastinum: Pleura and Chest Wall |

Extended Survival After Accidental Finding of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Presenting as Solitary Lung Nodule

Eugenios Metaxas, MD; Evangelos Balis, DSc; Sotiris Kakavas, MD; Maria Maimari, MD; Ilias Porfiridis, DSc
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Polyclinic Ygia, Lemesos, Cyprus


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A228. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.236
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SESSION TITLE: Pleura and Chest Wall

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

INTRODUCTION: Current guidelines for lung cancer screening with chest computed tomography (CT) include current or former smokers [1]. There are no similar guidelines for asbestos exposure and malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) [2]. MPM usually presents in the chest radiography as unilateral pleural effusion or pleural thickening. Presentation of MPM as a solitary lung nodule is rare.

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