Localized malignant mesothelioma in the middle mediastinum: Report of a case
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- Akamoto, S., Ono, Y., Ota, K. et al. Surg Today (2008) 38: 635. doi:10.1007/s00595-007-3679-1
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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.