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Abdominal mass as a manifestation of mesothelioma
  1. Antonio J Martín-Jiménez1,
  2. Verónica Aragón-Domínguez2,
  3. Isabel Trouillhet-Manso1,
  4. Daniel García-Gil1
  1. 1 Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Medicina Interna y Urgencias, Hospital del SAS San Carlos, Cádiz, Spain
  2. 2 Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Medicina Interna, Enfermedades Infecciosas y Cuidados Paliativos y Transicionales, Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar, Cádiz, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Antonio J Martín-Jiménez, Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Medicina Interna y Urgencias, Hospital del SAS San Carlos, Cádiz 11100, Spain; antoniomartinjimenez{at}hotmail.es

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Peritoneal mesothelioma, a rare tumour originating from the mesothelial cells of the peritoneum, is linked to asbestos exposure and usually identified incidentally.1 2

A 74-year-old man was admitted to the emergency room after experiencing right hypochondrium pain for 1 month. The patient’s medical records include a 7-year history of diabetes and a benign prostatic hyperplasia. No occupational exposure to asbestos was noted. During the abdominal examination, a painful abdominal mass …

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