Mesothelioma clinical presentation

Chest. 1999 Dec;116(6 Suppl):444S-445S. doi: 10.1378/chest.116.suppl_3.444s.

Abstract

Objectives: Clinical teaching of treatment for mesothelioma

Design: Case presentation

Setting: Postgraduate course.

Patient: A 52-year-old man with chest pain

Interventions: Multimodality therapy consisted of surgery, intrapleural chemotherapy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Results: Patient is alive and well 2 years after surgery.

Conclusions: Aggressive trimodality therapy for mesothelioma is presented as a successful treatment option.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Biopsy
  • Carboplatin / administration & dosage
  • Cisplatin / administration & dosage
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mesothelioma / drug therapy
  • Mesothelioma / radiotherapy
  • Mesothelioma / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Paclitaxel / administration & dosage
  • Pleural Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Pleural Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Pleural Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Radiation-Sensitizing Agents / administration & dosage
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted

Substances

  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
  • Carboplatin
  • Paclitaxel
  • Cisplatin