Extensive myxoid change in well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma of the pelvic peritoneum

Leslie K. Diaz*, Adaora Okonkwo, Enric P. Solans, Carlos Bedrossian, Sambasiva Rao Musunuri

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Abstract

We present a unique case of papillary mesothelioma of the pelvic peritoneum with extensive myxoid change in a 44-year-old woman. The patient presented with lower abdominal pain; imaging studies revealed a pelvic mass. Microscopic examination of the surgically resected specimen showed extensive areas of myxoid stroma and only focal areas of classical papillary mesothelioma. A small biopsy of this lesion might have been misinterpreted as a soft tissue neoplasm with myxoid stroma or pseudomyxoma peritonei. It is suggested that mesothelioma with myxoid change should be included with differential diagnoses of myxoid lesions of the peritoneum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-167
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Diagnostic Pathology
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Papillary mesothelioma
  • Pelvic peritoneum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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