Pleural Mesothelioma

  • Carolyn C. Compton
  • David R. Byrd
  • Julio Garcia-Aguilar
  • Scott H. Kurtzman
  • Alexander Olawaiye
  • Mary Kay Washington
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Abstract

Primary Site. The mesothelium covers the external surface of the lungs and the inside of the chest wall (Figure 26.1). It is usually composed of flat tightly connected cells no more than one layer thick.

Keywords

Asbestos 

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© American Joint Committee on Cancer 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolyn C. Compton
    • 1
  • David R. Byrd
    • 2
  • Julio Garcia-Aguilar
    • 3
  • Scott H. Kurtzman
    • 4
  • Alexander Olawaiye
    • 5
  • Mary Kay Washington
    • 6
  1. 1.Critical Path InstituteTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryWaterbury HospitalWaterburyUSA
  5. 5.Department of OB/GYN Division of Gynecologic Oncology Magee-Womens HospitalUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  6. 6.Gastrointestinal and Hepatic PathologyVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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