Thoracoscopy in malignant mesothelioma

Pneumologie. 1989 Feb;43(2):61-5.

Abstract

Thoracoscopy is a suitable diagnostic method in malignant mesothelioma, since it enables simultaneously histopathological diagnosis, identification of asbestos fibres, staging of tumour spread, and pleurodesis therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Humans
  • Mesothelioma / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Pleura / pathology
  • Pleural Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Thoracoscopy*