Pleural mesothelioma (in the chest cavity) is the most common form and results in symptoms such as cough, chest pain, rib pain, and shortness of breath. Peritoneal mesothelioma is less common and affects the organs in the abdomen, leading to nausea, vomiting, abdominal swelling, and sometimes bowel obstruction. Other associated symptoms can include fatigue, loss of appetite, night sweats, and weight loss.
Causes of mesothelioma
Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.
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