Mesothelioma

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

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Shorness of breath and left chest wall pain.

X-ray

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Case Discussion

Initially seen with shortness of breath.  Chest film shows a subtle pleural based mass.  3 months later, the chest film demonstrates rapid growth of the pleural mass with chest pain indicated chest wall involvement.  Moderate pleural effusion.

Calcified pleural plaques consistent with his previous asbestos exposure.

Patient refused further investigation or treatment.

Presumed diagnosis: mesothelioma

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Case information

rID: 13336
Case created: 31st Mar 2011
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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