Cancer Cytopathology 2020 July 17 [Link] Martin Chevrier, Sara E Monaco, Jacob A Jerome, Francoise Galateau-Salle, Andrew Churg, Sanja Dacic Abstract Background: A number of ancillary tests have been developed that aid in the diagnosis of mesothelioma in cytology specimens. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine whether testing for BAP1 and CDKN2A/p16…

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Pathology International 2020 June 15 [Link] Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Makoto Hamasaki, Shinji Matsumoto, Masayo Yoshimura, Ayuko Sato, Tohru Tsujimura, Toshiaki Kamei, Kunimitsu Kawahara, Kazuki Nabeshima Abstract BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) or methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP) immunohistochemistry (IHC) or 9p21 fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) are useful for the diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). However, the effect…

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Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 May 22 [Link] Kenzo Hiroshima, Di Wu, Shinji Hamakawa, Shingo Tsuruoka, Daisuke Ozaki, Hideki Orikasa, Mizue Hasegawa, Eitetsu Koh, Yasuo Sekine, Yoko Yonemori, Kazuki Nabeshima, Shoutaro Tsuji, Yohei Miyagi, Kohzoh Imai Abstract Background: The specificity and sensitivity of HEG1 for malignant mesothelioma (MM) is high. The use of BAP1/MTAP immunohistochemistry (IHC) is…

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Diagnostic Cytopathology 2020 February 20 [Link] Abd Own S, Höijer J, Hillerdahl G, Dobra K, Hjerpe A Abstract A conclusive diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma (MM) can be based on effusion cytology using the guidelines for the cytopathologic diagnosis of epithelioid and mixed-type MM. Briefly, the diagnosis is obtained when the mesothelial phenotype of malignant cells…

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Histopathology 2019 April 8 [Link] Hamasaki M, Kinoshita Y, Yoshimura M, Matsumoto S, Kamei T, Hiroshima K, Sato A, Tsujimura T, Kawahara K, Nabeshima K Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive neoplasm with poor prognosis. Diagnosis includes verification of mesothelial origin and discrimination of MPM from reactive mesothelial hyperplasia (RMH) or reactive mesothelial…

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Pathologica 2018 March [Link] Ascoli V, Murer B, Nottegar A, Luchini C, Carella R, Calabrese F, Lunardi F, Cozzi I, Righi L Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a neoplasm characterized by a very poor prognosis and medico-legal implications. Diagnosis, prognosis and therapy are often challenging and include several issues. Cytological diagnosis is frequently the first…

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Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 March 29 [Link] Mensi C, Romano A, Berti A, Dore R, Riboldi L Abstract BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma is a rare neoplasm which commonly develops in the pleura of people exposed to asbestos. Pericardial mesothelioma accounts for only 0.7 % of all malignant mesotheliomas and it usually presents with pericardial effusion,…

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Diagnostic Cytopathology 2016 December 26 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Sadullahoglu C, Nart D, Veral A Abstract BACKGROUND: All malignant tumors may spread throughout the pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial cavities. The presence of tumor cells in serosal fluid is a poor prognostic indicator. It may be difficult to differentiate nuclear atypia of mesothelial cells due…

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Human Pathology 2016 August 30 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Davidson B Abstract CD24 was previously shown to be overexpressed in high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) effusions compared to malignant mesothelioma (MM) in gene expression array analysis. The present study validated this observation in a large series consisting of both effusions and surgical specimens. Effusions (n=206;…

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Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2016 August 4 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Savic S, Bubendorf L Abstract CONTEXT: -Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is a well-established method for detection of genomic aberrations in diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive marker testing. OBJECTIVE: -To review common applications of FISH in cytology. DATA SOURCES: -The published literature…

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