Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a highly aggressive pleural tumour which has been epidemiologically linked to occupational exposure to asbestos. MPM is often associated with pleural effusion, which is a common cause of morbidity and whose management remains a clinical challenge. In this review, we analysed the literature regarding the diagnosis and therapeutic options of pleural effusion secondary to mesothelioma. Our aim was to provide a comprehensive view on this subject, and a new algorithm was proposed as a practical aid to clinicians dealing with patients suffering from pleural effusion.

Management of pleural effusion secondary to malignant mesothelioma / V. Musso, C. Diotti, A. Palleschi, D. Tosi, A. Aiolfi, P. Mendogni. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - 10:18(2021 Sep), pp. 4247.1-4247.9. [10.3390/jcm10184247]

Management of pleural effusion secondary to malignant mesothelioma

V. Musso;C. Diotti;A. Palleschi;P. Mendogni
2021

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a highly aggressive pleural tumour which has been epidemiologically linked to occupational exposure to asbestos. MPM is often associated with pleural effusion, which is a common cause of morbidity and whose management remains a clinical challenge. In this review, we analysed the literature regarding the diagnosis and therapeutic options of pleural effusion secondary to mesothelioma. Our aim was to provide a comprehensive view on this subject, and a new algorithm was proposed as a practical aid to clinicians dealing with patients suffering from pleural effusion.
Indwelling pleural catheter; Malignant pleural effusion; Malignant pleural mesothelioma; Mesothelioma; Talc poudrage
Settore MED/21 - Chirurgia Toracica
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