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Malignant pleural mesothelioma in pregnancy.

J Matern Fetal Med 2000 Nov-Dec;9(6):373-5
Ramsey PS, Danilenko-Dixon DR, Ramin KD, Ogburn PL Jr.
Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. ramsey_patrick@hotmail.com

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

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari
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PMID: 11243299 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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