Clin Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Primitive Squamous-Cell Carcinoma of the Pleura in a Patient Exposed to Asbestos

Andrea Campione1*, Fabrizio Giordano1, Andrea Bianchi2, Alberto Gorla3 and Alberto Terzi4

1Department of Pathology, Azienda Ospedaliera S.Croce e Carle, Cuneo, Italy
2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera S.Croce e Carle, Cuneo, Italy
3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera S.Croce e Carle, Cuneo, Italy
4Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedale Sacro Cuore Don Calabria, Verona, Italy

*Correspondance to: Andrea Campione 

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Abstract

This report describes an unusual case of primary carcinoma of the pleura in a patient occupationally exposed to asbestos. Clinical and radiological findings strongly supported a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma but incisional biopsy and definitive surgical excision showed the uncommon finding of a primitive squamous-cell carcinoma of the pleura.

Keywords:

Pleura; Carcinoma; Asbestos

Citation:

Campione A, Giordano F, Bianchi A, Gorla A, Terzi A. Primitive Squamous-Cell Carcinoma of the Pleura in a Patient Exposed to Asbestos. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1704.

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