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Differentiation of malignant pleural mesothelioma from other pleural diseases
  1. R Bhardwaj
  1. Correspondence to Dr R Bhardwaj, Foundation Year 1, St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK; rahulbhardwaj{at}

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In this study, pleural effusion samples from 101 patients with suspected or newly diagnosed malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) or metastatic adenocarcinoma (ADCA) were collected between 1998 and 2010. Of the 101 patients, 65 were diagnosed with MPM, 25 with ADCA and 15 with benign pleural effusion. Cancer cells isolated from pleural effusion samples were …

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