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GATA3 Immunohistochemistry for Distinguishing Sarcomatoid and Desmoplastic Mesothelioma From Sarcomatoid Carcinoma of the Lung

American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2017 June [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Berg KB, Churg A Abstract The separation of sarcomatoid and desmoplastic malignant mesotheliomas from sarcomatoid carcinomas of the lung metastatic to the pleura may be difficult, since both types of tumor can be morphologically similar and are frequently positive only for pan-keratin. GATA […]

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Malignant mesothelioma of the pleura with desmoplastic histology: a case series and literature review

BMC Cancer 2016 September 6 [Link] Hashimoto K, Okuma Y, Hosomi Y, Hishima T Abstract BACKGROUND: Desmoplastic malignant pleural mesothelioma (DMM) is rare histological subtype of diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), accounting for 5-10 % of cases. It has a poor prognosis, with direct invasion of the chest wall or lungs and distant metastases. Its […]

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A Biphasic Pleural Tumor with Features of an Epithelioid and Small Cell Mesothelioma: Morphologic and Molecular Findings

Case Reports in Pathology [Epub 2016 June 15] [Link] Hackman S, Hammer RD, Layfield L Abstract Abstract Malignant mesotheliomas are generally classified into epithelioid, sarcomatoid, desmoplastic, and biphasic types with rare reports of a small cell form. These small cell variants display some morphologic overlap with desmoplastic small round cell tumors (DSRCTs) which generally occur […]

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Immunohistochemistry of cytokeratins 7, 8, 17, 18, and 19, and GLUT-1 aids differentiation of desmoplastic malignant mesothelioma from fibrous pleuritis

Histology and Histopathology. 2012 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Horiuchi T, Ogata S, Tominaga S, Hiroi S, Kawahara K, Hebisawa A, Irei I, Ito I, Kameya T, Tsujimura T, Nakano T, Nakanishi K, Kawai T. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa. Japan. Abstract It is difficult to distinguish […]

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma

Kyobu Geka. 2007 Jan;60(1):31-4. [Link] Kawamata O, Kondu Y, Murata T, Uetsuka H, Uda M, Nakai H, Ohta T. Department of Surgery, Onomichi Municipal Hospital, Onomichi, Japan. Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma carries a poor prognosis, for which no standard therapy has been established. We report 15 cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma experienced since 2000 focusing […]

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