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Case Report

A case of malignant mesothelioma associated with Weber-Christian disease

Tatsuya Imabayashia  Yoshihito Kounoa  Koji Datea  Hidetake Ishinob  Nobuyo Tamiyaa  Yoshinobu Iwasakia 

aDepartment of Pulmonary Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
bDepartment of Inflammation and Immunology Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

ABSTRACT

A 62-year-old man, who had been treated for Weber-Christian disease, was admitted to our hospital because of right pleural fluid. A thorascope under local anesthesia showed multiple nodules on the right parietal pleura. The patient was given a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma by biopsy of the nodules. He denied exposure to asbestos through a detailed medical interview. He could not receive systemic chemotherapy because of his poor condition and malnutrition. One patient with malignant mesothelioma without asbestos exposure has been reported to have related to abdominal mesenteric panniculitis, but there is no report of malignant mesothelioma related to Weber-Christian disease. We reported a case of malignant mesothelioma complicated with Weber-Christian disease. Chronic panniculitis would play an important role in onset of the disease.

KEYWORDS

Weber-Christian disease  Malignant mesothelioma  Panniculitis  Asbestos exposure 

Received 9 Sep 2011 / Accepted 23 Feb 2012

AJRS, 1(6): 476-480, 2012

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