The Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America


Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a highly fatal tumor arising from the pleural lining of the thoracic cavities. Its presence is indicative of past exposure to asbestos: without such exposure, it is very uncommon. Since the establishment of a clear association between the inhalation of asbestos and mesothelioma in the late 1960's, several occupational groups have been identified as being at risk, including miners, millers, insulators, railway workers, shipyard workers, asbestos factory workers, and brake mechanics (Selikoff and Le, 1978; Nicholson et al 1982). Case reports of mesothelioma associated with exposure to asbestos in less common occupational settings are useful both for clinicians as well as epidemiologists (Young et al., 1981; Ribak et al., 1988).

The two cases reported here are provided from a mesothelioma registry in Greece.

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