Morphologic and functional imaging of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

  title={Morphologic and functional imaging of malignant pleural mesothelioma.},
  author={Masaki Yamamuro and Victor H. Gerbaudo and Ritu R Gill and Francine L. Jacobson and David J. Sugarbaker and Hiroto Hatabu},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  volume={64 3},
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor that arises from the pleura and frequently extends to adjacent structures. MPM cells produce and respond to many angiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). VEGF expression in MPM is correlated with microvascular density, which is associated with poor survival. CT has been widely used as the primary imaging modality for the clinical evaluation of MPM. Major findings include nodular pleural thickening… CONTINUE READING
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