A New Research Suggests Physicians to Increase Their Focus On Mesothelioma Brain Metastasis

Mesothelioma Brain Metastasis: A New Research Suggests Physicians to Increase Their Focus On Mesothelioma Brain Metastasis.

Mesothelioma Brain Metastasis

Distant metastasis is found to be common with pleural mesothelioma as it is found among more than 60% of mesothelioma patients. But it is rarely found around the brain.

Now, as per a new research by scientists at the UK, it looks highly recommended that physicians tend to increase their focus on cerebral metastasis in mesothelioma patients.

This is what the study authors have to write, “Patients will continue to live longer as a consequence of newer, more advanced treatments,” they said.

They added, “It is critical now to recognize mesothelioma’s metastatic potential, particularly cerebral metastasis, which was previously only an autopsy finding.”

It was on October 15, 2022 when a new study was published in the Journal of Medical Science that basically focused around a mesothelioma patient with brain metastasis. 

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Mesothelioma Brain Metastasis Rare

A 67 year old patient who was analyzed  by a team of scientists found that intracranial metastasis was made secondary to the pleural mesothelioma.

They found that main reason of rejection of aggressive therapy given to her was the multiplicity of the brain metastasis.

Please note that Pleural mesothelioma is basically caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers. The condition starts from the linings of lungs and then captures the entire chest cavity.

“This is a rare case with distant brain metastases, which encourages further radiological investigation in the presence of symptoms,” the authors wrote. “Intracranial metastases are rare to the brain. This is due to short survival with MPM [malignant pleural mesothelioma].”

The lead author to the above study was none other than Dr. Cleofina Furtado who is also the proud member of the diagnostic and interventional radiology at University Hospitals of North Midlands, as published on asbestos.com.

The study came out with the results that say that most common pleural mesothelioma metastatic locations include bones, kidneys, adrenal glands, liver, contralateral (opposite) lung, etc.

However, in a number of retrospective studies, it was found that brain metastasis ranges from only 2% to 5% of cases.

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