Medical Malpractice Dictionary: Peritoneal mesothelioma


Peritoneal mesothelioma: A type of mesothelioma (rare asbestos-related cancer) affecting the peritoneum (abdominal membrane)

Peritoneal mesothelioma: Peritoneal mesothelioma is a type of mesothelioma affecting the peritoneum (abdominal membrane). However, there are also other types of mesothelioma affecting the pleura (lung membrane) called pleural mesothelioma, and pericardium (heart membrane) called pericardial mesothelioma.

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