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Table 2 Patients with Subsequent Pleural Malignancy

From: An update of the long-term outcome of patients with nonspecific pleurisy at medical thoracoscopy

  Age Sex Smoking history Previous history Pleural fluid appearance Pleural nodules Pleural plaques Subsequent pleural diagnosis Subsequent diagnostic procedure Time from NSP to cancer diagnosis (months)
Asbestos exposure Previous cancers
Patient 1 F 70 Y N N Serous N/A N/A Mesothelioma PNB 1
Patient 2 M 64 Y N N Blood-stained N N Mesothelioma Second MT 4
Patient 3 F 52 N N N N/A Y Y Mesothelioma Second MT 10
Patient 4 F 48 N N N Serous Y N Mesothelioma OLB 8
Patient 5 M 77 Y N N Serous Y Y Mesothelioma Liver-biopsy 5
Patient 6 F 76 Y N Kidney cancer Serous N Y Lung cancer PFC 1
Patient 7 F 41 N N N Serous N N Thymoma PNB 1
Patient 8 M 56 Y N N Blood-stained N Y Lung cancer PNB 1
Patient 9 M 61 N N N Serous Y N Prostatic cancer Prostate-biopsy 5
Patient 10 F 62 N N N N/A N/A N/A Lung cancer PNB 5
Patient 11 M 76 N N N Serous N Y Plasmacytoma BMA 1
Patient 12 F 62 N N N Serous Y N Lung cancer PNB 1
Patient 13 F 43 N N Breast tumor Serous N Y Breast tumor Chemotherapy for breast cancer 1
Patient 14 M 65 Y N N Serous N Y Lung cancer PFC 2
Patient 15 F 71 N N N Serous Y N Gynaecological tumor Endometrial-biopsy 2
Patient 16 F 58 N N N Serous N Y Mesothelioma PNB 9
Patient 17 M 64 Y N N Blood-stained N Y Lung cancer PFC 3
Patient 18 F 61 N N Breast tumor Serous Y Y Gynaecological tumor Ovarian-biopsy 1
Patient 19 M 80 Y N N Serous N Y Lung cancer Bronchoscopy 1
  1. F, female; M, male; Y, yes; N, no; N/A, information not available; NSP, nonspecific pleurisy; PFC, pleural fluid cytology; PNB, percutaneous needle biopsy; OLB, open-lung biopsy; BMA, bone marrow aspiration