Disease Information for Pericardial mesothelioma/malignant

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Cardiac Symptoms/Signs
Cardiomegaly/Heart dilatation
Dyspnea
Dyspnea on exertion
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Recurrent Pericarditis
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Past History
Past history/Asbestos exposure/worker
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Pericardial Fluid Abnormal
Diagnostic Test Results
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Low voltage all leads (ECG)
EKG/Pseudoinfarction pattern/Q Waves/atypical (ECG)
CT Scan
CT Scan/Mediastinal Abnormality/Chest
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Pericardial effusion finding/Chest
Xray/Pseudocardiomegaly/Chest
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Xray/Mediastinal mass/Chest
Ultrasound
Echo/Echocardiogram Abnormal
Echo/Pericardial clots/bloody pericarditis
Echo/Pericardial disease
Echo/Pericardial fluid
Echo/Thick pericardium wall
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Cardiomyopathy, restrictive
Associated Disease & Complications
Compression of Esophagus/Extraluminal
Constrictive pericarditis/chronic
Pericardial effusion
Pericardial malignant effusion
Pericardial mesothelioma/malignant
Pericarditis, secondary
Tamponade, cardiac/pericardial
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
CLASS/Pericardial disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Neoplastic invasion/pericardium
Process
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Pericardial window/Pericardotomy
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery
Other Treatments
TX/Multimodal Cancer Therapy
Definition

Mesothelioma ; Malignant Mesothelioma; Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the membrane that covers and protects various internal organs of the body (mesothelium); The mesothelium is composed of two layers of specialized cells known as mesothelial cells; One layer directly surrounds an organ; the other forms a protective sac around the organ; The most common form of mesothelioma affects the membrane or sac that lines the lungs (pleura); Other common sites include the membrane lining the stomach (peritoneum) and the membrane lining the heart (pericardium); mesothelioma, may be classified based upon the cell type involved, the specific nature of the malignancy, the tissues or organs affected, and the disease"s clinical course; Symptoms of mesothelioma vary depending upon the location, type and stage of the cancer; Approximately 70 to 80 percent of cases of mesothelioma result from exposure to asbestos; Symptoms of mesothelioma may not appear until up to 50 years after initial exposure to asbestos; However, after symptoms began apparent, mesothelioma may rapidly progress to cause life-threatening complications--------[NORD]----------------

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