EJMCR. 2020; 4(7): 231-234

Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report of recurrence in the chest wall

Authors: Kerry Lei Chen, Michelle Zhiyun Chen, Khaled Hassan Altoukhi, Nayef Alzahrani, David L Morris.

ABSTRACT

Background: Mesothelioma is a rare malignancy which is uniformly fatal without treatment. The standard of care for peritoneal mesothelioma is currently cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). Recurrent disease after treatment is typically confined to the peritoneal cavity. Case Presentation: We present the case of a 34-year-old female with recurrent peritoneal mesothelioma in the left chest wall, 26 months after her initial CRS and HIPEC. The patient underwent excision of the chest wall excision with the removal of the lower ribs, CRS, and HIPEC. Histopathology confirmed epithelioid-type mesothelioma deposits in skeletal muscle and hyaline cartilage. Her recovery was uncomplicated, and she was planned for adjuvant radiotherapy postoperative. Conclusion: This case presents an unusual and rare site of the recurrence of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. It highlights the difficulty in choosing the optimal management of such cases of recurrence and the role of surgery in these instances. In complex cases of recurrent peritoneal mesothelioma, we recommend a discussion within a multidisciplinary team to provide the optimal outcome for these patients.

Keywords:
Mesothelioma, recurrence, surgery, case report


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Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report of recurrence in the chest wall


Authors
Kerry Lei Chen
Department of Surgery, St George Hospital, Kogarah, Australia
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Michelle Zhiyun Chen
St George and Sutherland Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
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Khaled Hassan Altoukhi
Department of Surgery, St George Hospital, Kogarah, Australia
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Nayef Alzahrani
St George and Sutherland Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
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David L Morris
Department of Surgery, St George Hospital, Kogarah, Australia
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Correspondence to:
. Kerry Lei Chen, Department of Surgery, St George Hospital, Kogarah, NSW, Australia.; kerrychen94@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 04 May 2020
Revised 22 Jun 2020
Accepted 24 Jun 2020
Published online 16 Jul 2020
Published in print 06 Aug 2020

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Chen KL, Chen MZ, Altoukhi KH, Alzahrani N, Morris DL. Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report of recurrence in the chest wall. EJMCR. 2020; 4(7): 231-234. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588576933


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Chen KL, Chen MZ, Altoukhi KH, Alzahrani N, Morris DL. Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report of recurrence in the chest wall. https://www.ejmcr.com/?mno=104273 [Access: September 24, 2020]. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588576933


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Chen KL, Chen MZ, Altoukhi KH, Alzahrani N, Morris DL. Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report of recurrence in the chest wall. EJMCR. 2020; 4(7): 231-234. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588576933


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Chen KL, Chen MZ, Altoukhi KH, Alzahrani N, Morris DL. Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report of recurrence in the chest wall. EJMCR. (2020), [cited September 24, 2020]; 4(7): 231-234. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588576933


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Chen, K. L., Chen, . M. Z., Altoukhi, . K. H., Alzahrani, . N. & Morris, . D. L. (2020) Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report of recurrence in the chest wall. EJMCR, 4 (7), 231-234. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588576933


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Chen, Kerry Lei, Michelle Zhiyun Chen, Khaled Hassan Altoukhi, Nayef Alzahrani, and David L Morris. 2020. Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report of recurrence in the chest wall. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (7), 231-234. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588576933


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Chen, Kerry Lei, Michelle Zhiyun Chen, Khaled Hassan Altoukhi, Nayef Alzahrani, and David L Morris. "Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report of recurrence in the chest wall." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 231-234. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588576933


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Chen, Kerry Lei, Michelle Zhiyun Chen, Khaled Hassan Altoukhi, Nayef Alzahrani, and David L Morris. "Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report of recurrence in the chest wall." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.7 (2020), 231-234. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588576933


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Chen, K. L., Chen, . M. Z., Altoukhi, . K. H., Alzahrani, . N. & Morris, . D. L. (2020) Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report of recurrence in the chest wall. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (7), 231-234. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1588576933


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