Stage Ia malignant pleural mesothelioma: clinical course and appropriate diagnostic process.

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Early-stage malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is difficult for physicians to diagnose, and the disease is usually advanced at the time of diagnosis. We report a case of early-stage MPM in a 69-year-old man. The patient presented with fever and left chest pain. A computed tomography scan (CT) of the chest showed a small amount of left pleural effusion and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11748-008-0353-5

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@article{Maeda2009StageIM, title={Stage Ia malignant pleural mesothelioma: clinical course and appropriate diagnostic process.}, author={Ryo Maeda and Noritaka Isowa and Hideyuki Onuma and Hiroshi Miura and Hirokazu Touge and Yuji Kawasaki}, journal={General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery}, year={2009}, volume={57 5}, pages={264-8} }