Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis is a rare tumour. From 2000 to 2010, 13 mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis cases were reported in the most populated and industrialized region in Italy. Asbestos exposure was documented in two-thirds of these cases. OBJECTIVE: •  To describe cases of mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis (MTVT) recorded in the Lombardy Mesothelioma Registry between 2000 and 2010. METHODS: •  The Lombardy Mesothelioma Registry, established in 2000, collects data regarding all incident cases of mesothelioma of the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium and tunica vaginalis testis that have been diagnosed in the population of the Lombardy region. •  These data include a detailed clinical report and a complete occupational history for each MTVT patient, with the latter including details of the industrial sector involved, the patient's job, and the specific tasks performed. To address the potential for asbestos exposure outside the work environment, the residential history, lifestyle habits and hobbies of the patient, as well as job information for all subjects living with the patient, are also collected. •  Records were reviewed and discussed by a panel of experts. RESULTS: •  Thirteen cases of MTVT were reported between 2000 and 2010. •  The age-standardized incidence rate of MTVT for the Lombardy region of Italy is 0.2 cases per million individuals/year. •  Asbestos exposure was documented in 8 of the 12 (67%) interviewed cases. CONCLUSIONS: •  Asbestos exposure was associated with a higher proportion of MTVT cases than previously reported in the literature. These results confirm the aetiological role for asbestos in the pathogenesis of MTVT. •  The results of this study also highlight the importance of obtaining detailed occupational histories and lifestyle habits from patients, particularly by trained interviewers.

Mesothelioma of tunica vaginalis testis and asbestos exposure / C. Mensi, M. Pellegatta, C. Sieno, D. Consonni, L. Riboldi, P.A. Bertazzi. - In: BJU INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 1464-4096. - 110:4(2012 Aug), pp. 533-537.

Mesothelioma of tunica vaginalis testis and asbestos exposure

C. Mensi
Primo
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M. Pellegatta
Secondo
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P.A. Bertazzi
Ultimo
2012-08

Abstract

Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis is a rare tumour. From 2000 to 2010, 13 mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis cases were reported in the most populated and industrialized region in Italy. Asbestos exposure was documented in two-thirds of these cases. OBJECTIVE: •  To describe cases of mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis (MTVT) recorded in the Lombardy Mesothelioma Registry between 2000 and 2010. METHODS: •  The Lombardy Mesothelioma Registry, established in 2000, collects data regarding all incident cases of mesothelioma of the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium and tunica vaginalis testis that have been diagnosed in the population of the Lombardy region. •  These data include a detailed clinical report and a complete occupational history for each MTVT patient, with the latter including details of the industrial sector involved, the patient's job, and the specific tasks performed. To address the potential for asbestos exposure outside the work environment, the residential history, lifestyle habits and hobbies of the patient, as well as job information for all subjects living with the patient, are also collected. •  Records were reviewed and discussed by a panel of experts. RESULTS: •  Thirteen cases of MTVT were reported between 2000 and 2010. •  The age-standardized incidence rate of MTVT for the Lombardy region of Italy is 0.2 cases per million individuals/year. •  Asbestos exposure was documented in 8 of the 12 (67%) interviewed cases. CONCLUSIONS: •  Asbestos exposure was associated with a higher proportion of MTVT cases than previously reported in the literature. These results confirm the aetiological role for asbestos in the pathogenesis of MTVT. •  The results of this study also highlight the importance of obtaining detailed occupational histories and lifestyle habits from patients, particularly by trained interviewers.
asbestos exposure; cancer registry; mesothelioma; tunica vaginalis testis
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