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The Lungs

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All are true regarding mesothelioma except (LQ)



A Bilaterally symmetrical

B Associated with asbestos exposure

C Histopathalogy shows biphasic pattern

D Occurs in late middle age

Ans. A Bilaterally symmertrical

Mesothelioma is an asbestos exposure related tumor having Mean age of presentation as 50-70 years. Microscopically it may have both epithelioid and sarcomatoid patters (biphasic pattern),

Option'a'....'Pleural mesotheliomas are more commonly right sided (R:L ratio is 3:2) may be because of greater size of right sided pleural cavity. Although usually unilateral at presentation it is not infrequent to find histological evidence of mesothelioma in the contralateral pleura. Macroscopic evidence of synchronous bilateral pleural tumore is rare.

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