Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare cause of a peritoneal mass in adults and can occur in malignant or benign forms. Compared to the pleural variant of mesothelioma, the peritoneal form is understudied due to the small number of reported cases. We present a case of an 84 year old male with a history of asbestos exposure who initially presented for an aggravated hernia, was found to have an incidental mass on imaging, and ultimately was diagnosed with malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM)1 likely related to prior asbestos exposure. This case study will provide a review of literature and discuss the role of imaging for MPM.
Maw, Jonathan D.O.; Kelly, Geoffrey M.D. Candidate; Enriquez, Miriam M.D.; Gor, Ronak D.O.; and Germaine, Pauline D.O.
"Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosing and Managing a Case of Peritoneal Mesothelioma,"
Cooper Rowan Medical Journal: Vol. 2:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://rdw.rowan.edu/crjcsm/vol2/iss1/6
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