Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and Gastric Metastasis: A Very Rare Case Report and Literature Review

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Acta Medica International,2016,3,2,181-184.
Published:September 2016
Type:Case Report

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and Gastric Metastasis: A Very Rare Case Report and Literature Review

Nergis Ekmen1, Hadi Sasani2, Levent Erdem1, Özkan Demirhan3, Gülen Bülbül Doğusoy4

1Istanbul Bilim University, Florence Nightingale Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Section, Istanbul, Turkey.

2Near East University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus.

3Istanbul Bilim University, Florence Nightingale Hospital, Department of Thorasic Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey.

4Istanbul Bilim University, Florence Nightingale Hospital, Department of Pathology, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract:

Introduction: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare neoplasm. It has closed association with occupational asbestos exposure. Symptoms are commonly due to local invasion of pleura and mediastinal structures. MPM may have local or rarely distant organ metastasis by haematogenous spread in different organs such as liver, adrenal gland, kidney and contralateral lung. However, gastrointestinal involvement is very rare. Case Report: We report herein a 58-year-old female patient who was presented with back painand finally was diagnosed as MPM with distant metastasis to the stomach. Conclusion: Clinical, imaging and histopathologic findings play an important role in influencing the prognosis as well as treatment.

PA X-ray chest graphy showed right pleural effusion