Malignant pleural mesothelioma presenting with symptomatic brain metastases: Report of a case

A. Marzullo, Anna Scattone, Roberta Rossi, Antonietta Cimmino, Alessandra Punzi, F. Corsi, Domenica Cavone, Teresa Lettini, Gabriella Serio

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Abstract

We describe a unique case of brain metastases presenting as first symptom of a malignant mesothelioma (MM). MM is a highly aggressive tumor of the serous membrane that is generally believed to be rarely metastasizing. Recently, the reports of long surviving cases and larger literature reviews have suggested that cerebral metastases are not so uncommon. An extensive histochemical and immunohistochemical panel is needed to achieve a correct differential diagnosis, especially in the epithelioid type. Pathologists should be aware that brain metastases could have a mesothelial origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-653
Number of pages5
JournalRomanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology
Volume54
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Neoplasm Metastasis
Brain
Serous Membrane
Differential Diagnosis
Malignant Mesothelioma
Neoplasms
Pathologists

Keywords

  • Brain metastases
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Pleural mesothelioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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Marzullo, A., Scattone, A., Rossi, R., Cimmino, A., Punzi, A., Corsi, F., ... Serio, G. (2013). Malignant pleural mesothelioma presenting with symptomatic brain metastases: Report of a case. Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, 54(3), 649-653.

Malignant pleural mesothelioma presenting with symptomatic brain metastases : Report of a case. / Marzullo, A.; Scattone, Anna; Rossi, Roberta; Cimmino, Antonietta; Punzi, Alessandra; Corsi, F.; Cavone, Domenica; Lettini, Teresa; Serio, Gabriella.

In: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2013, p. 649-653.

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Marzullo, A, Scattone, A, Rossi, R, Cimmino, A, Punzi, A, Corsi, F, Cavone, D, Lettini, T & Serio, G 2013, 'Malignant pleural mesothelioma presenting with symptomatic brain metastases: Report of a case', Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 649-653.
Marzullo, A. ; Scattone, Anna ; Rossi, Roberta ; Cimmino, Antonietta ; Punzi, Alessandra ; Corsi, F. ; Cavone, Domenica ; Lettini, Teresa ; Serio, Gabriella. / Malignant pleural mesothelioma presenting with symptomatic brain metastases : Report of a case. In: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology. 2013 ; Vol. 54, No. 3. pp. 649-653.
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