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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(4), 98-101
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-4-3
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Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma Presenting as Ascites of Unknown Origin

Sze Li Siow1, and Hans Alexander Mahendran1

1Department of Surgery, Sarawak General Hospital, Malaysia

Pub. Date: March 01, 2015

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Sze Li Siow and Hans Alexander Mahendran. Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma Presenting as Ascites of Unknown Origin. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(4):98-101. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-4-3


Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but highly aggressive and fatal tumour arising from the mesothelial cells, which is associated with an involvement of the peritoneum in 30% of cases. We report a 48-year-old man with malignant peritoneal mesothelioma who presented with ascites of unknown origin, and discussed the clinical presentation, investigation and management, as well as the diagnostic difficulties in managing this unusual and unfortunate case.

Mesothelioma peritoneal mesothelioma ascites

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