Disease/Syndrome

Mesothelioma, peritoneal

Category

Cancer, Occupational

Acute/Chronic

Chronic

Biomedical References

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Comments

A sentinel health event (occupational) associated with asbestos exposure; [Mullan] See "Mesothelioma, pleural."

Latency/Incubation

"In a population-based study in Sweden, the mean latency was 48 years, and in a study of cases from the Italian Mesothelioma Register, the median latency period was 45 years." [PMID 22937893]

Diagnostic

Biopsy

ICD-9 Code

158

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Agents

Hazardous agents that cause the occupational disease: