Malignant mesothelioma of the pleura with extensive cardiac invasion and tricuspid orifice occlusion.


Malignant mesotheliomas of the pleura generally cause death by progressive encasement of the lung, but characteristically do not form large tumor masses or deeply invade the lung. Symptoms of pericardial involvement may be present in about 9% of patients at presentation, but at autopsy up to 67% are alleged to extension of the tumor to the pericardium… (More)


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