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Will malignant mesothelioma cause osteolytic lesion?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Mesothelioma may invade bones, particularly ribs when it occurs in the chest.

In brief: Yes

Mesothelioma may invade bones, particularly ribs when it occurs in the chest.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Nathan Pennell
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nathan Pennell
Dr. Nathan Pennell
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