Radiation-induced malignant pleural mesothelioma

A. Kawashima, H. I. Libshitz, J. M. Lukeman

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare and usually fatal disease. Its association with asbestosis is well recognized. The authors report a case of malignant pleural mesothelioma that developed 30 years after the patient underwent radiotherapy for breast cancer. This appears to be the first such case reported in the radiology literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-386
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Association of Radiologists Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1990


  • computed tomography
  • fibrosis
  • mesothelioma
  • pleura
  • pleural mass
  • postradiation change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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