|Document ID (ISN)||68802|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Japanese Journal of Traumatology and Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Kishimoto T., Fujioka H., Oke M., Onoshi T.
||Case of calcified pleural plaque induced by asbestos exposure complicated with gastric cancer, asbestos pleurisy and malignant pleural mesothelioma
||Sekimen bakuro ni yoru sekkai ka kyōmaku purāku keika kansatsu chū ni igan, sekimen kyōsui, akusei kyōmaku chūhishu wo gappei shita ichi shōrei [in Japanese]|
||10 Jan. 1996, Vol.44, No.7, p.464-468. Illus. 13 ref.
||A 84-year-old male had a history of asbestos exposure for 35 years as a electrician in shipyard beginning in 1929. Calcified pleural plaque was detected in chest X-rays in 1991. In 1992, he had early gastric cancer 62 years from the first exposure of asbestos; asbestos-induced pleurisy and malignant pleural mesothelioma occurred after 64 years. The gastric cancer was successfully treated by operation and the malignant mesothelioma by radiation. There should be careful follow-up of cases with pleural plaque in chest X-rays, because malignancy can appear for these cases 60 years after first exposure to asbestos.
||mesothelioma; Japan; pleural thickening; long-term exposure; pleurisy; gastrointestinal cancer; asbestos
||shipbuilding industry; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Japan|
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)