Exclusive intrapulmonary lepidic growth of a malignant pleural mesothelioma presenting with pneumothorax and involving the peritoneum

Giulio Rossi, Alberto Cavazza, Ercole Turrini, Matteo Costantini, Christian Casali, Uliano Morandi, Rossano Dallari

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Abstract

We report a rare case of malignant pleural mesothelioma presenting clinically with pneumothorax and histologically with an exclusive intrapulmonary lepidic growth. Neither intrathoracic nodules nor pleural thickening were found. The patient subsequently experienced acute abdominal pain with peritonitis and intestinal occlusion by peritoneal mesothelioma. The morphologic clues leading to the correct diagnosis of mesothelioma with prominent intrapulmonary growth are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-237
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

Keywords

  • Lepidic growth
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pneumothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Surgery

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