Mesotelioma maligno: Analisi di una casistica ospedaliera

Translated title of the contribution: Malignant mesothelioma: Analysis of a hospital case series

S. Graia, F. Scafa, P. Baiardi, S. M. Candura

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The 2000-2010 case record of our Institute includes 77 cases of malignant mesothelioma (MM) [67 pleural (40 males, 27 females; mean age 63.9 years), 9 peritoneal (7 males, 2 females; 67.9 years) and one testicular (38 year-old man)], often associated, with various degree of probability, to previous asbestos exposure (occupational or environmental). Twenty-four patients with pleural MM had undergone surgery (12 pleural decortication and 12 pneumonectomy), with median survival, respectively, of 14 ± 4.33 (standard error) and 38 ± 4.27 months, longer than that recorded without surgery (8 ± 0.94 months). Four peritoneal cases underwent peritonectomy with hyperthermic intraoperative chemotherapy: one is still alive 20 months after diagnosis, the others died at 8,18 and 36 months. The testicular case is still living 6 years after radical orchidectomy. In conclusion, due to past asbestos use, MM is often observed in the current clinical practice. Patients treated surgically present longer survivals.

Translated title of the contributionMalignant mesothelioma: Analysis of a hospital case series
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)558-560
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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