Abdominal mesothelioma, also known as peritoneal mesothelioma, is a cancer of the tissues in the abdominal cavity. Abdominal mesothelioma generally affects men ages 50-70, although women make up about one-fifth of all abdominal mesothelioma cases.
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What’s the problem?
This type of mesothelioma spreads within the abdominal cavity, infiltrating the liver, the bowel or spleen. In this case, as well as with pleural mesothelioma, the most common complaint is pain. Moreover, the fluid gathering within the abdominal cavity causes enlargement of the abdomen.
Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a variation resembling pleural mesothelioma, except for the fact that it spreads in the abdomen. The expansion of the tumor generally leads to bowel obstruction and/or distention because of the pressure it creates. Normal breathing may be disturbed in case the tumor spreads upwards in the abdominal region. This kind of mesothelioma represents approximately one fifth of all mesothelioma cases.
Abdominal Mesothelioma Symptoms
Symptoms of abdominal mesothelioma may include (but are not limited to):
- abdominal pains
- abdominal weakness
- weight loss
- loss of appetite
- abdominal swelling
Patients exhibiting these symptoms are usually scheduled for further examinations to search for other abdominal mesothelioma signs. If an X-ray or CT scan indicates signs that the patient indeed may have abdominal mesothelioma, a biopsy is conducted, allowing the physician to determine the malignancy level.
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