Orphanet: Pleural mesothelioma

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Pleural mesothelioma

Disease definition

Malignant mesothelioma is a fatal asbestos-associated malignancy arising in the lining cells (mesothelium) of the pleural and peritoneal cavities, as well as in the pericardium and the tunica vaginalis.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: C45.0
  • OMIM: 156240
  • UMLS: C0025500  C0812413  C1377913
  • MeSH: D008654
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10027406

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