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Minerva Pneumologica 2008 September;47(3):153-4

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

A rare presentation of mesothelioma

Farah R. 1, Awad J. 2

1 Internal Medicine B Department Ziv Medical Center, Safed, Israel 2 Internal Medicine A Department Western Galilee Hospital-Nahariya, Israel


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Mesothelioma is a disease in which cells of the mesothelium become abnormal and divide without control or order. They can invade and damage nearby tissues and organs. Cancer cells can also metastasize (spread) from their original site to other parts of the body. Most cases of mesothelioma begin in the pleura or peritoneum.

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