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Mesothelioma

The tissue that lines your lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs is called mesothelium. Mesothelioma is a tumor of that tissue. It usually starts in the lungs, but can also start in the abdomen or other organs. It can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer.). Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but serious type of cancer. Most people who get it have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. After being exposed to asbestos, it usually takes a long time for the disease to form. Symptoms include. -Trouble breathing. -Pain under the rib cage. -Pain, swelling, or lumps in the abdomen. -Weight loss for no known reason. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Your doctor uses imaging tests and a biopsy to make the diagnosis. Malignant mesothelioma is often found when it is advanced. This makes it harder to treat. Treatment may include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. NIH: National Cancer Institute.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
9975
Concept ID:
C0025500
Neoplastic Process
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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a problem affecting a woman's uterus - the place where a baby grows when she's pregnant. Endometriosis is when the kind of tissue that normally lines the uterus grows somewhere else. It can grow on the ovaries, behind the uterus or on the bowels or bladder. Rarely, it grows in other parts of the body. This "misplaced" tissue can cause pain, infertility, and very heavy periods. The pain is usually in the abdomen, lower back or pelvic areas. Some women have no symptoms at all. Having trouble getting pregnant may be the first sign. The cause of endometriosis is not known. Pain medicines and hormones often help. Severe cases may need surgery. There are also treatments to improve fertility in women with endometriosis.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
8620
Concept ID:
C0014175
Disease or Syndrome
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Peritoneal cystic mesothelioma

Peritoneal cystic mesothelioma is a rare benign tumor characterized by the formation of intra-abdominal multilocular cystic masses. [from ORDO]

MedGen UID:
798121
Concept ID:
CN200183
Finding
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Multicystic Mesothelioma

A peritoneal mesothelioma affecting mainly young females and producing cysts of variable size and number lined by a single layer of benign mesothelial cells. The disease follows a benign course and is compatible with a normal life expectancy, requiring occasionally partial excision or decompression for relief of pain or other symptoms. Malignant potential is exceptional. (From Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1345) [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
61659
Concept ID:
C0206680
Neoplastic Process
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Adenomatoid Tumor

A small, circumscribed, benign tumor of the genital tract, composed of small glandlike spaces lined by flattened or cuboidal mesothelium-like cells. (From Dorland, 27th ed) [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
60207
Concept ID:
C0206675
Neoplastic Process
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