Deciduoid Pleural Mesothelioma Affecting a Young Female without Prior Asbestos ExposureGloeckner-Hofmann K.a · Zhu X.-Z.a · Bartels H.b · Feller A.C.a · Merz H.a
aInstitute of Pathology, Medical University of Lübeck, and bDepartment of Hematology and Oncology, Städtisches Krankenhaus Süd, Lübeck, Germany
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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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