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Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma Presenting As Mucinous Ascites

Title: Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma Presenting As Mucinous Ascites.
Name(s): Field, Zachary, author
Zori, Andreas, author
Khullar, Vikas, author
Mota, Manoela, author
Feely, Michael, author
Firpi, Roberto J., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2018-03-14
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We present a rare case of a 46-year-old man presenting with mucinous ascites secondary to malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) that was diagnosed via colonoscopy with biopsies. Both our findings and the clinical presentation were unique. While it is widely known that asbestos exposure is commonly associated with pleural mesothelioma, 6-10% of malignant mesotheliomas arise from the peritoneum. To date, only 4 cases of MPM with the primary tumor site in the colon have been described in the literature.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000427466000004 (IID), 10.14309/crj.2018.23 (DOI)
Keywords: surgery
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Acg Case Reports Journal.
Issue: vol. 5

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Field, Z., Zori, A., Khullar, V., Mota, M., Feely, M., & Firpi, R. J. (2018). Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma Presenting As Mucinous Ascites. Acg Case Reports Journal. Retrieved from