Is it possible for malignant mesothelioma to cause osteolytic lesion?

Very rare. malignant mesothelioma arises primarily from pleura of lung cavity or from peritoneal lining. Dx usually made late but where spreading occurs in lung or peritoneal cavity, bone and brain spread very rare. In few bone cases MRI needed to see tumor, which did not produce lytic lesions though anything is possible.

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Will malignant mesothelioma cause osteolytic lesion?

Maybe. Mesothlioma usually grows within the pleural space (chest cavity), but can grow directly into bone causing bony destruction (osteolysis). Rarely, mesothelioma can metastasize (spread) to bone and cause osteolytic lesions, but this is not very common. Read more...

Can malignant mesothelioma cause a bone tumor?

Direct invasion. Or blood borne metastasis from a pleural, chest wall tumor to an adjacent rib or distant site. We'd call this bony metastasis, a bone tumor infers that it started out in a bone, not innocently affected from another king of cancerinvading it. Read more...

What is the treatment for malignant mesothelioma?

Extra-pleural. Pneumonectomy once considered the standard, may not be better than the lest morbid pleural decortication (see mars study). The addition of platinum and Pemetrexed may be helpful. Fancy or plain radiotherapy may be touted, but no trials prove benefit. One group suggests benefit from photodynamic therapy, . Read more...
It depends. The treatment for mesothelioma varies widely, and always should be tailored to the individual patient. Chemotherapy usually plays a role, and has good evidence that it prolongs life. Surgery and radiation may play a role as well, and the best care is delivered in a multidisciplinary center with extensive experience treating patients with mesothelioma. Read more...

What are the treatments that are used to treat malignant mesothelioma?

1. surgery. 2. Pemetrexed based chemotherapy; 3. Fluid drainage; 4. Photodynamic therapy. Some believe in the addition of radiotherapy in the curative setting (i don't), but it can be used effectively to relieve pain. Read more...

My sister has malignant mesothelioma. What does this mean?

Generally incurable. Mesothelioma is cancer of the pleura. The covering of the lung is called visceral pleura and the lining of the chest wall is called parietal pleura. This is a cancer that is generally incurable unless small and localized, although it is diffuse or has spread to adjacent tissues or organ, by the time it is diagnosed. Treatment is multi-modality. Commonly it is associated with asbestos exposure. Read more...

What is life expectancy of someone diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma?

Depends. Life expectancy is in part a function of stage. Malignant mesothelioma is either localized (stage 1) or advanced (stages 2-4) or recurrent. As stage advances life expectancy decreases. Read more...

What are the kinds of malignant mesothelioma?

3 main kinds. Pleural (most common) - arrises in the lining of the lungs peritoneal - arrises in the lining of the abdomen pericardial - arrises in the lining of the heart. Read more...
Four. Mesothelioma can occur as pleural (in the lung cavity), peritoneal (in the abdominal cavity), or as pericardial (in the heart sac). There are four types - epithelioid, sarcomatoid, desmoplastic, and mixed/'biphasic. Read more...

What are the tests for malignant mesothelioma?

If you seek a blood. Test that forecast the anatomic changes to the pleura that characterize mesothelioma, it does not exist commercially. There is protein, mesothelin, that may hold a key to such a test in the future. But ct's define the local and locally invasive components, now augemnted with pet scans, . Read more...