Serendipitous discovery of peritoneal mesothelioma

Adam Jaster, Jason Wachsmann

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We present the case of a 64-year-old patient with a history of Birt- Hogg-Dube syndrome, polycystic kidney disease treated with renal transplantation in May 2013, and multiple types of skin cancers, including malignant melanoma. He presented for lymphoscintigraphy for sentinel lymph node identification of the melanoma. Subsequent biopsy of the right axillary sentinel lymph node yielded a diagnosis of epithelial type malignant mesothelioma without a known primary tumor. Follow-up positron emission tomography with 2-deoxy-2-(fluorine-18) fluoro-D-glucose integrated with computed tomography (F-18 FDG PET/CT) demonstrated several suspicious hypermetabolic abdominal masses that were later confirmed to be epithelial-type mesothelioma via percutaneous biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 11 2017

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