Monoclonal Caveolin 1 Expression in the Differential Diagnosis of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma: Is it Useful?

Pathology Oncology Research 2019 September 11 [Link]

Bozdag Z, Tutar E, Dizibuyuk OF, Bakir K


In this study we aim to demonstrate the value of monoclonal Caveolin 1 expression in distinguishing between malignant pleural mesothelioma and pulmonary adenocarcinoma. Total of 129 cases, consisting of 68 cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma (51 epitheloid, 12 biphasic, and 5 sarcomatoid type) and 61 cases of pulmonary adenocarcinoma were examined and stained with monoclonal Caveolin-1. Caveolin 1 expression with a membranous and /or cytoplasmic pattern was detected only in 32.35% (n:22/68) of malignant pleural mesothelioma and 6.5% (n:4/61) of pulmonary adenocarcinoma cases. This finding suggests that the choice of poly/monoclonal antibody for Caveolin 1 in the differential diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma and pulmonary adenocarcinoma is important.