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, cilt.39, ss.402-408, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/dc.21400
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.402-408


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.