Indian Journal of Cancer 2018 April-June [Link] Hui M, Uppin SG, Bhaskar K, Kumar NN, Paramjyothi GK Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesotheliomas are histologically heterogeneous neoplasms. Definite diagnosis requires a varied panel of immunohistochemical (IHC) markers to differentiate these from histological mimics. Only a few case series have been reported in the Indian literature where mesotheliomas…

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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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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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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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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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