Localized malignant mesothelioma in the middle mediastinum: Report of a case

  • Akamoto S
  • Ono Y
  • Ota K
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Localized malignant mesothelioma in the mediastinum is rare and most known cases have been reported as "localized malignant pericardial mesothelioma." We report a case of a middle mediastinal tumor, which we were able to resect completely. Histopathological examination of the tumor confirmed that it was a malignant epithelial lymphohistiocytoid mesothelioma. We assumed that the tumor was derived from the pericardium. Local recurrence was detected 1 year after resection, and the patient died of the disease about 2 years later.

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  • Localized malignant mesothelioma
  • Lymphohistiocytoid mesothelioma
  • Middle mediastinal tumor

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  • Shintaro Akamoto

  • Yasuhiko Ono

  • Kazumi Ota

  • Norikazu Suzaki

  • Akinori Sasaki

  • Yoshihiro Matsuo

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