Deciduoid pleural mesothelioma affecting a young female without prior asbestos exposure

Citation
K. Gloeckner-hofmann et al., Deciduoid pleural mesothelioma affecting a young female without prior asbestos exposure, RESPIRATION, 67(4), 2000, pp. 456-458
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems","da verificare
Journal title
RESPIRATION
ISSN journal
0025-7931 → ACNP
Volume
67
Issue
4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
456 - 458
Database
ISI
SICI code
0025-7931(200007/08)67:4<456:DPMAAY>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
Pleural mesothelioma is commonly associated to asbestos exposure. A 40-year -old woman is described who presented with shortness of breath. She had a s moking history but no history of asbestos exposure. Chest radiography and c omputed tomography showed a large tumour on the right lower lung. An open p leural biopsy was performed, A metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pleura was primarily diagnosed, The tumour progressed and after surgical excision an a ccurate histological and immunohistochemical examination was performed, It revealed a pleural mesothelioma with a deciduoid differentiation that has n ot been described before. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.