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    1992

[Malignant mesothelioma: prognostic factors in a series of 125 patients studied from 1973 to 1987].

@article{Boutin1992MalignantMP,
  title={[Malignant mesothelioma: prognostic factors in a series of 125 patients studied from 1973 to 1987].},
  author={C. Boutin and François Rey and Joanny Gouvernet},
  journal={Bulletin de l'Academie nationale de medecine},
  year={1992},
  volume={176 1},
  pages={
          105-14; discussion 115-7
        }
}
A continuous series of 125 patients hospitalized between 1973 and 1987 with pleural malignant mesothelioma were the subjects of this stepwise analysis. A diagnostic thoracoscopy was carried out in every patient and the histopathological diagnosis confirmed by the French Mesothelioma Panel of Pathologists. The main characteristics of the patients were: mean age 64 +/- 1 year, 104 male, 21 female; previous asbestos exposure was present in 98. The histopathological type was epithelial in 90, mixed… CONTINUE READING

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