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Category Archives: Sarcomatoid

Less common than epithelioid mesothelioma, only 7% to 20% of mesothelioma are sarcomatoid. Often called the “wild” type because of it’s unpredictable nature.

Amount of Epithelioid Differentiation Is a Predictor of Survival in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2017 March [Epub 2016 October] [Link] Vigneswaran WT, Kircheva DY, Ananthanarayanan V, Watson S, Arif Q, Celauro AD, Kindler HL, Husain AN Abstract BACKGROUND: Macroscopic complete surgical resection with adjuvant chemotherapy can provide a survival advantage in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Patients with nonepithelioid histology are largely excluded […]

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Kdm6a and Kdm6b: Altered expression in malignant pleural mesothelioma

International Journal of Oncology 2017 February 9 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Cregan S, Breslin M, Roche G, Wennstedt S, MacDonagh L, Albadri C, Gao Y, O’Byrne KJ, Cuffe S, Finn SP, Gray SG Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare aggressive cancer of the pleura primarily associated with prior exposure to asbestos. The […]

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Large primary pleural synovial sarcoma with severe dyspnea: a case report

Surgical Case Reports [Epub 2017 February 15] [Link] Yamaki M, Yonehara S, Noriyuki T Abstract BACKGROUND: Synovial sarcoma is a malignant neoplasm of soft tissues. It occurs mainly in the extremities and is closely related to tendons, tendon sheaths, and bursal structures. Primary synovial sarcoma of the pleura and lungs is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: […]

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MUC4, a novel immunohistochemical marker identified by gene expression profiling, differentiates pleural sarcomatoid mesothelioma from lung sarcomatoid carcinoma

Modern Pathology 2017 January 27 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Amatya VJ, Kushitani K, Mawas AS, Miyata Y, Okada M, Kishimoto T, Inai K, Takeshima Y Abstract Sarcomatoid mesothelioma, a histological subtype of malignant pleural mesothelioma, is a very aggressive tumor with a poor prognosis. Histological diagnosis of sarcomatoid mesothelioma largely depends on the histomorphological […]

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Role of postoperative radiotherapy in the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma : A propensity score matching of the SEER database

Clinical Oncology Department, Ain Shams University [2017 January 2] [Link] Abdel-Rahman O Abstract INTRODUCTION: This study assessed the prognostic impact of postoperative radiotherapy in patients with surgically resected malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS: MPM patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2013 were identified from the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) database. A propensity-matched analysis was […]

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Usefulness of p16/CDKN2A fluorescence in situ hybridization and BAP1 immunohistochemistry for the diagnosis of biphasic mesothelioma

Annals of diagnostic pathology 2017 Feb [Epub 2016 October 22] [Link] Wu D, Hiroshima K, Yusa T, Ozaki D, Koh E, Sekine Y, Matsumoto S, Nabeshima K, Sato A, Tsujimura T, Yamakawa H, Tada Y, Shimada H, Tagawa M Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is a highly aggressive neoplasm, and the histologic subtype is one of the […]

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Diagnostic Utility of Pleural Fluid Cell Block versus Pleural Biopsy Collected by Flex-Rigid Pleuroscopy for Malignant Pleural Disease: A Single Center Retrospective Analysis

PLoS One 2016 November 23 [Link] Miyoshi S, Sasada S, Izumo T, Matsumoto Y, Tsuchida T Abstract BACKGROUND: Some trials recently demonstrated the benefit of targeted treatment for malignant disease; therefore, adequate tissues are needed to detect the targeted gene. Pleural biopsy using flex-rigid pleuroscopy and pleural effusion cell block analysis are both useful for […]

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Sarcomatoid Type Primary Pericardial Mesothelioma with a Long-term Survival after the Onset of Cardiac Tamponade

Internal Medicine (Tokyo, Japan) Epub 2016 November 1 [Link] Saisho C, Ishii H, Edakuni N, Imamura Y, Tokito T, Kinoshita T, Azuma K, Yamada K, Hoshino T Abstract Primary pericardial malignant mesothelioma is a very rare clinical entity and its prognosis is very poor. We herein report a 67-year-old man who presented with pericardial mesothelioma […]

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Myxoid variant epithelioid pleural mesothelioma defines a favourable prognosis group: an analysis of 191 patients with pleural malignant mesothelioma

Journal of Clinical Pathology 2016 October 18 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Alchami FS1, Attanoos RL1, Bamber AR Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma shows marked cytoarchitectural diversity. The aim of the study was to evaluate how morphological phenotype impacted upon overall survival. 191 cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma with available follow-up were identified, examined and classified […]

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Polyanionic Biopolymers for the Delivery of Pt(II) Cationic Antiproliferative Complexes

Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications [Epub 2016 September 28] [Link] Ravera M, Gabano E, Zanellato I, Perin E, Arrais A, Osella D Abstract Phenanthriplatin, that is, (SP-4-3)-diamminechlorido(phenanthridine)platinum(II) nitrate, an effective antitumor cationic Pt(II) complex, was loaded on negatively charged dextran sulfate (DS) as a model vector for drug delivery via electrostatic interactions. The free complex and […]

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