ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A peritoneal, pleural mesothelioma case who has survived for six years
Murat Bayram Kaplan, Oğuz Köksel, Erhan Ayan, Ali Özdülger
Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Mersin
Malignant mesothelioma, which has a poor prognosis and fatal course, is a primary malignant tumor of serosal membrane of pleura, pericardium and peritoneum. Expected mean survival time is 4-12 months when no treatment is administered. Malignant mesothelioma is commonly located in the pleural space and its clinical behaviour and biology has not been understood exactly yet. Epidemiological studies, diagnosis, grading methods and treatment modalities concerning this disease have been the subject of investigations. We are presenting a pleural and peritoneal malignant mesothelioma case who has survived for six years without any other curative treatment except for the first line chemotherapy and we evaluate etiological factors along with the information in the literature.
Keywords : Epidemiological studies; mesothelioma; peritoneum; pleura
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