Localized malignant mesothelioma.

  title={Localized malignant mesothelioma.},
  author={Timothy Craig Allen and Philip T. Cagle and Andrew Churg and Thomas Vail Colby and Allen R. Gibbs and Samuel P. Hammar and Joseph M. Corson and Margaret M. Grimes and Nelson G. Ord{\'o}{\~n}ez and Victor Louis Roggli and William D Travis and Mark R. Wick},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  volume={29 7},
Localized malignant mesotheliomas are uncommon sharply circumscribed tumors of the serosal membranes with the microscopic appearance of diffuse malignant mesothelioma but without any evidence of diffuse spread. Little is known about their behavior. We report 23 new cases. The mean age at presentation was 63 years, and the sex ratio was approximately 2:1 (male/female). Twenty-one tumors were pleural and 2 were peritoneal. Sixteen tumors reproduced microscopic patterns of diffuse epithelial… CONTINUE READING


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