Haematochezia: an atypical presentation of metastatic malignant pleural mesothelioma

Timothy Peacock, Sonja Klebe, Jon Barnard, Isabella Mor

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Metastases from pleural mesothelioma are rare and typically involve the regional lymph nodes, chest wall, contralateral lung, pericardium, peritoneum and bone. Intestinal involvement is exceedingly rare, with only six cases reported. We present a rare case of metastatic pleural mesothelioma with transmural rectal involvement with haematochezia as a primary symptom.

An 83-year-old male with known pleural mesothelioma presented with acute haematochezia...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1054-1055
Number of pages2
JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
Issue number4
Early online date5 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • haematochezia
  • metastatic pleural mesothelioma
  • case report


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