A 37-year-old pregnant woman presented at 18 weeks' gestation with unrelenting chest and shoulder pain, massive pleural effusion, and a large thoracic mass. Biopsy revealed an undifferentiated sarcomatous pleural mesothelioma. Malignant mesothelioma is a rare thoracic malignancy. Mesothelioma has not been described in pregnancy and appears to be minimally affected by the pregnant state.
Author: Linda Molinari
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Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
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PMID: 11243299 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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