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Malignant pleural mesothelioma presenting with symptomatic brain metastases: report of a case.
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PMID:  24068419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We describe a unique case of brain metastases presenting as first symptom of a malignant mesothelioma (MM). MM is a highly aggressive tumor of the serous membrane that is generally believed to be rarely metastasizing. Recently, the reports of long surviving cases and larger literature reviews have suggested that cerebral metastases are not so uncommon. An extensive histochemical and immunohistochemical panel is needed to achieve a correct differential diagnosis, especially in the epithelioid type. Pathologists should be aware that brain metastases could have a mesothelial origin.
A Marzullo; Anna Scattone; Roberta Rossi; Antonietta Cimmino; Alessandra Punzi; F Corsi; Domenica Cavone; Teresa Lettini; Gabriella Serio
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Romanian journal of morphology and embryology = Revue roumaine de morphologie et embryologie     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1220-0522     ISO Abbreviation:  Rom J Morphol Embryol     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9112454     Medline TA:  Rom J Morphol Embryol     Country:  Romania    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  649-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, Pathology Division, Medical School, University of Bari, Italy;
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