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deciduoid mesothelioma

Monday 2 July 2012

Definition: Deciduoid mesothelioma is a rare variant of epithelioid mesothelioma that was initially considered to occur exclusively in the peritoneum of young women who had no history of asbestos exposure and to be characterized by an aggressive clinical course, but it was later demonstrated that this tumor could also occur in the pleura of older men and women who had been exposed to asbestos.

Some subsequent studies have also indicated that the clinical course is no different from that of conventional epithelioid mesothelioma.

References

- Deciduoid mesothelioma: report of 21 cases with review of the literature. Ordóñez NG. Mod Pathol. 2012 Jun 8. PMID: 22684220