Recognition of histopathologic patterns of diffuse malignant mesothelioma in differential diagnosis of pleural biopsies

Timothy Craig Allen

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Abstract

Context. - Diffuse malignant mesothelioma is generally divided into 3 basic histologic types-epithelial, biphasic, or sarcomatous. However, a great diversity of histologic patterns exists within these 3 basic histologic types. Design. - The diverse histologic patterns of diffuse malignant mesothelioma are briefly described, including infrequently encountered patterns. Results. The histologic patterns of diffuse malignant mesothelioma provide a wide variation of features for the pathologist to consider in the differential diagnosis of a pleural biopsy. Conclusion. - Pathologists should be aware of the varied histologic patterns of diffuse malignant mesothelioma when evaluating pleural biopsies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1415-1420
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume129
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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