Pleomorphic epithelioid diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma: a clinicopathological review and conceptual proposal to reclassify as biphasic or sarcomatoid mesothelioma.

@article{Kadota2011PleomorphicED,
  title={Pleomorphic epithelioid diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma: a clinicopathological review and conceptual proposal to reclassify as biphasic or sarcomatoid mesothelioma.},
  author={Kyuichi Kadota and Kei Suzuki and Camelia S. Sima and Valerie Rusch and Prasad S Adusumilli and William D Travis},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={896-904}
}
INTRODUCTION In patients with epithelioid diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (DMPM), clinical stage is the current primary prognostic factor. We sought to investigate whether histologic subtyping can prognostically stratify patients with epithelioid DMPM. METHODS Hematoxylin and eosin-stained slides of 232 patients with epithelioid DMPM (14 stage I, 54 stage II, 130 stage III, and 34 stage IV) from a single institution were reviewed. We classified the tumors into five subtypes, according… CONTINUE READING

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