Well-Differentiated Papillary Mesothelioma Involving the Peritoneal and Pleural Cavities: Successful Treatment by Local and Systemic Administration of Carboplatin

@article{Shukunami2000WellDifferentiatedPM,
  title={Well-Differentiated Papillary Mesothelioma Involving the Peritoneal and Pleural Cavities: Successful Treatment by Local and Systemic Administration of Carboplatin},
  author={Ken-ichi Shukunami and S Hirabuki and Mitsuo Kaneshima and Naoyuki Kamitani and Fumikazu Kotsuji},
  journal={Tumori Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={86},
  pages={419 - 421}
}
Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma (WDPM) of the peritoneum is a rare form of epithelial mesothelioma. It usually shows an indolent course and no standard treatment is available. Only a few cases of WDPM in the pleural cavity have been reported. We report on a 56-year-old post-menopausal woman who presented with ascites and right pleural effusion. Laparotomy followed by biopsy established the presence of WDPM in the peritoneum and pleural cavity. The patient was successfully treated… CONTINUE READING

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