What is Malignant Mesothelioma?
Malignant mesothelioma is a rare growth of mesothelial cells that is strongly associated with exposure to asbestos. Epithelial cells form the layers lining the viscera. Mesothelioma can occur in any mesothelial layer such as the peritoneum or pericardium. The pleural layer is by far the most common, leading to malignant mesothelioma. This activity reviews the cause, pathophysiology, and presentation of metastasis and highlights the role of the professional team in its management.