Peritoneal Mesotheliomas: Clinicopathologic Features, CT Findings, and Differential Diagnosis

American Roentgen Ray Society. 2008 Sep;191(3):814-25. [Link]

Park JY, Kim KW, Kwon HJ, Park MS, Kwon GY, Jun SY, Yu ES.

Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1 Pungnap 2-dong, Songpa-ku, Seoul 138-736, South Korea.


Objective: The objective of our study was to illustrate various CT findings of peritoneal mesotheliomas, to review their clinicopathologic features, and to discuss the differential diagnoses.

Conclusion: The clinicopathologic features of peritoneal mesotheliomas vary among the subtypes such as malignant mesotheliomas, cystic mesotheliomas, and well-differentiated papillary mesotheliomas, and accordingly, there is a spectrum of CT appearances.

Keywords: CT, cystic mesothelioma, mesothelioma, oncologic imaging, papillary mesothelioma, peritoneum