Prognostic factors of malignant mesothelioma of the pleura.

  title={Prognostic factors of malignant mesothelioma of the pleura.},
  author={Vincenzo de Pangher Manzini and Alessandro Brollo and Silvia Franceschi and Marina de Matthaeis and Renato Talamini and Cristina Bianchi},
  volume={72 2},
BACKGROUND Pleural mesothelioma is a rare condition with a poor prognosis. The area of Monfalcone, North East Italy, provided a unique opportunity to study the disease because of its past heavy exposure to asbestos in local harbors and shipyards and its high necropsy rates. METHODS The effects of various patient and tumor characteristics on survival were evaluated in 80 patients (73 males and 7 females; median age, 69) of histologically or cytologically confirmed malignant mesothelioma of the… CONTINUE READING

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