Primary thymic epithelial tumours of the pleura mimicking malignant mesothelioma.

@article{Attanoos2002PrimaryTE,
  title={Primary thymic epithelial tumours of the pleura mimicking malignant mesothelioma.},
  author={Richard Luther Attanoos and Françoise B Galateau-Sall{\'e} and Allen R. Gibbs and Susanne Muller and Fatmeh Ghandour and Stefan D Dojcinov},
  journal={Histopathology},
  year={2002},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={42-9}
}
AIMS To illustrate the macroscopic, light microscopic and immunophenotypic similarities that exist between primary pleural thymic epithelial tumours and diffuse malignant mesothelioma. To investigate the expression of the mesothelial markers, cytokeratin (CK) 5/6, calretinin and thrombomodulin in a series of mediastinal thymic epithelial tumours. METHODS AND RESULTS Over a 10-year period, 64 diffuse pleural tumours of non-mesothelial histogenesis were identified in the files of referrals to… CONTINUE READING

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