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What caused gastrointestinal bleeding in a woman with a history of pleural mesothelioma?
  1. F Iafrate1,
  2. S Sibio2,
  3. P Sammartino2,
  4. M Ciolina1,
  5. A Pichi1,
  6. F Accarpio2,
  7. A Ciardi3,
  8. C Hassan4,
  9. M Di Seri5,
  10. S Quadrini5,
  11. A Laghi6,
  12. R Passariello1,
  13. A Di Giorgio2
  1. 1Department of Radiological Sciences, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Policlinico Umberto I, Rome, Italy
  2. 2“Sapienza” University of Rome, Department of Surgery “P. Valdoni”, Eleonora Lorrillard Spencer Cenci Foundation, Rome, Italy
  3. 3Department of Experimental Medicine, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  4. 4Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, “Nuovo Regina Margherita” Hospital, Rome, Italy
  5. 5Department of Oncology, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  6. 6Department of Radiological Sciences, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Polo Pontino, Latina, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Franco Iafrate, Department of Radiological Sciences, “Sapienza” University of Rome,Viale Regina Elena 324, 00161 Rome, Italy; francoiafrate{at}

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A 72-year-old white woman was admitted to the university hospital with malaria. Her medical history highlighted a pleural mesothelioma diagnosed 2 years earlier and treated by left thoracotomy with chest wall and diaphragm resection followed by four courses of …

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