Mesothelium different names are in different parts of the body:
The peritoneum is the mesothelial tissue that covers most of the organs in the abdominal cavity.
The pleura is the membrane that surrounds the lungs and lines the wall of the chest cavity. This is also called thoracic cavity.
The pericardium covers and protects the heart.
tunica vaginalis testis
The mesothelial tissue surrounding the male internal reproductive organs is called the tunica vaginalis testis. The tunica serosa uteri covers the internal reproductive organs in women.
Mesothelial tumors can start in any of these linings. These tumors can be non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant).
Other vital terms one needs to know
Upper motor neuron
Upper motor neuron lesion is a lesion of the neural pathway above the anterior horn cell of the spinal cord or motor nuclei of the cranial nerves.
The Rubrospinal tract is a part of the nervous system.
The rubrospinal tract arises from cells in the caudal part of the red nucleus, an encapsulated cell group in the midbrain tegmentum.Prognosis
Prognosis is the likely course of a disease or ailment.
Malignant is a term that means that the cancer is very infectious
Decorticate definition: Decorticate posturing has other synonyms; decorticate response, rigidity or flexor posturing.
Patients with decorticate posturing arms are flexed, bent inward on the chest, the hands are clenched into fists and the legs extended and feet turned inward.
Paraneoplastic syndrome is a disorder caused by substances that are secreted by a benign tumor or a malignant tumor.
Pneumonectomy is the surgical removal of a lung or part of a lung.