Primary Malignant Deciduoid Peritoneal Mesothelioma: A Report of the Cytohistological and Immunohistochemical Appearances

Ustun H., Astarci H. M., Sungu N., ÖZDEMİR A., Ekinci C.

DIAGNOSTIC CYTOPATHOLOGY, vol.39, no.6, pp.402-408, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/dc.21400
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.402-408
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Malignant deciduoid mesothelioma (MDM) is a rare variant of epithelioid mesothelioma. This type of tumor might be associated with the asbestos exposure and carries a poor prognosis in general. MDM was first described by Nascimento et al. in 1994 in a peritoneal lesion of a young woman. And its diagnosis is frequently mistaken with florid mesothelial hyperplasia and peritoneal deciduosis. There are 44 MDM cases reported in the literature up today.