Small cell carcinoma of lung simulating pleural mesothelioma. Report of 4 cases with autopsy confirmation.

@article{Falconieri1995SmallCC,
  title={Small cell carcinoma of lung simulating pleural mesothelioma. Report of 4 cases with autopsy confirmation.},
  author={Giovanni Falconieri and Fabrizio Zanconati and Rossana Bussani and Lu{\'i}gi Di Bonito},
  journal={Pathology, research and practice},
  year={1995},
  volume={191 11},
  pages={
          1147-52
        }
}
Four cases of small cell carcinoma characterized by a striking involvement of the pleural sheets were investigated. The patients, four adult males with a long history of cigarette smoking, presented with symptoms common to pleural tumors, including cough and chest pain. Malignant cells were identified in pleural effusions of all cases and in the bronchial aspirate of one patient. Antitumoral treatments included chemo- and/or radiotherapy. Survival ranged from three to 17 months. At autopsy, the… CONTINUE READING