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- Minerva chirurgica 03/1985; 40(3):141-3. · 0.39 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Our study reports peritoneal diffuse malignant mesothelioma (DMM) in a 43 years old male patient, with no exposure to asbestos in his medical history; the partner of the patient was also not exposed to asbestos. The exposure to X-rays was also excluded. Different pathogenic mechanisms for the pathogenesis of a peritoneal diffuse malignant mesothelioma in this patient can be hypothesized, for example, SV40 infection and genetic susceptibility; a minimal domestic exposure to asbestos can be not excluded. Therefore, further studies in a larger number of subjects are necessary to determine whether one or all of these hypothetic pathogenic mechanisms are more significant for the development of malignant mesothelioma.Il Giornale di chirurgia 28(11-12):435-8.