Mesothelioma (benign-fibrous)
    
Share |
 
  

Diseasereference.net - Comprehensive articles covering over 1,700 topics. The articles are organized by the disease, condition overview, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.


Drugs search, click the first letter of a drug name:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 8 | 9

Terms search, click the first letter of a term name:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Online medical services

Medical dictionary Med-Terms.net is a searchable dictionary of medical terms from medicine and related fields. Search for medical terms with our medical dictionary.

Drugs & Medications Search our drug database for comprehensive prescription and patient information on 24,000 drugs online. Drugspedia.net - The Internet Drug Index for prescription drugs and medications.

PMS blog Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), PMS headache


Blue waffles disease, blog. Blue waffle infection, blue waffle disease pictures.

  

 

Disease Reference

Click on the first letter in the disease name:

| 4 | 5 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z



     

Mesothelioma (benign-fibrous)

Definition

Benign mesothelioma is a noncancerous tumor of the pleura (lining of the lung and chest cavity).

Causes

Nonmalignant mesothelioma is usually a localized tumor that affects men more frequently than women. The tumor may grow to a large size and compress the lung, causing the symptoms of shortness of breath.

Symptoms

  • Chronic cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

Approximately half of mesothelioma patients are asymptomatic (show no symptoms of disease).

Exams and Tests

During a physical examination, the health care provider may notice a clubbed appearance of the fingers.

Tests that may show mesothelioma include the following:

  • Chest x-ray
  • CT scan of the chest
  • Open lung biopsy

Treatment

Surgery is usually necessary for a solitary tumor.

Outlook (Prognosis)

The outcome is expected to be good with prompt treatment. The condition may return in about 1 out of 10 cases. It may reoccur as long as 10 years later.

Possible Complications

Pleural effusion (fluid escaping into the membranes around the lungs) is a complication.

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you notice symptoms of mesothelioma.

Mason RJ, Murray J, VC Broaddus, Nadel J. Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders; 2005:2002.

Grainger RC, Allison D, Adam, Dixon AK. Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 4th ed. Orlando, Fl: Churchill Livingstone; 2001:339-341.

Email to a Friend


Your Name:

Friend's Email:



More about Mesothelioma (benign-fibrous) - Drugs.com
   Mesothelioma (benign-fibrous)
Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
Mouth ulcers
McCune-Albright syndrome
Methylmercury poisoning
Maple syrup urine disease
Malignant otitis externa
Meningococcal bacteremia
Gastritis
Mitral stenosis



 
  
Medical dictionary | Natural mosquito repellents | Dust mites pictures | Prescription Drug Information | new 401k rules | Hyperkeratosis pilaris treatment
© Copyright by Diseasereference.net 2006-2007. All rights reserved