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Document ID (ISN)68802
CIS number 97-540
ISSN - Serial title Japanese Journal of Traumatology and Occupational Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kishimoto T., Fujioka H., Oke M., Onoshi T.
Title Case of calcified pleural plaque induced by asbestos exposure complicated with gastric cancer, asbestos pleurisy and malignant pleural mesothelioma
Original title 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]
Bibliographic information 10 Jan. 1996, Vol.44, No.7, p.464-468. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) mesothelioma; Japan; pleural thickening; long-term exposure; pleurisy; gastrointestinal cancer; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) shipbuilding industry; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Asbestos
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Gastrointestinal diseases