Mesotelioma multicistico del peritoneo. Descrizione di quattro casi

Translated title of the contribution: Cystic mesothelioma of peritoneum. Report of four cases

A. Scattone, G. Serio

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Cystic mesothelioma is a rare tumor of the peritoneal cavity arising from mesothelial cells. About 130 cases have been reported in the literature. The tumor is more frequent (85%) in adult women and rarely occurs in children. It is benign but recurrences are often described. The differential diagnosis with adenomatoid tumors, lymphangiomas, cystic malignant mesotheliomas and metastatic serous cystic tumors of the ovary is supported by immunohistochemistry. We describe four cases of cystic mesothelioma of the peritoneum; two of the cases occurred in pregnant women, one in a 45-year-old man and one in a 5-yearold boy. Asbestos exposure was not documented. The mesothelial origin of the neoplasms was supported by imimmunohistochemical analysis. Furthermore, tests for simian virus 40 (SV40 T antigen), to determine whether this virus was also present in the lesions, were negative.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)549-555
Number of pages7
JournalPathologica
Volume93
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Cystic Mesothelioma
Peritoneum
Mesothelial Neoplasms
Adenomatoid Tumor
Polyomavirus Transforming Antigens
Lymphangioma
Neoplasms
Simian virus 40
Asbestos
Peritoneal Cavity
Pregnant Women
Ovary
Differential Diagnosis
Immunohistochemistry
Viruses
Recurrence

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Mesotelioma multicistico del peritoneo. Descrizione di quattro casi. / Scattone, A.; Serio, G.

In: Pathologica, Vol. 93, No. 5, 2001, p. 549-555.

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