Pleural mesothelioma is commonly associated to asbestos exposure. A 40-year-old woman is described who presented with shortness of breath. She had a smoking history but no history of asbestos exposure. Chest radiography and computed tomography showed a large tumour on the right lower lung. An open pleural biopsy was performed. A metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pleura was primarily diagnosed. The tumour progressed and after surgical excision an accurate histological and immunohistochemical examination was performed. It revealed a pleural mesothelioma with a deciduoid differentiation that has not been described before.
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Received: Received: July 16, 1999
Accepted after revision: November 16, 1999
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Respiration (International Review of Thoracic Diseases)
Founded 1944 as ‘Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Tuberkulose und Pneumonologie’ by E. Bachmann, M. Gilbert, F. Häberlin, W. Löffler, P. Steiner and E. Uehlinger, continued 1962–1967 as ‘Medicina Thoracalis’
Vol. 67, No. 4, Year 2000 (Cover Date: July-August 2000)
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Published online: 7/26/2000
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