Surgery Today

, Volume 38, Issue 7, pp 635–638 | Cite as

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

  • Shintaro Akamoto
  • Yasuhiko Ono
  • Kazumi Ota
  • Norikazu Suzaki
  • Akinori Sasaki
  • Yoshihiro Matsuo
  • Kazuhiko Hayashi
Case Report


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.

Key words

Localized malignant mesothelioma Middle mediastinal tumor Lymphohistiocytoid mesothelioma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shintaro Akamoto
    • 1
    • 3
  • Yasuhiko Ono
    • 1
  • Kazumi Ota
    • 1
  • Norikazu Suzaki
    • 1
  • Akinori Sasaki
    • 1
  • Yoshihiro Matsuo
    • 1
  • Kazuhiko Hayashi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryJyuzen General HospitalEhimeJapan
  2. 2.Division of Molecular PathologyTottori University Faculty of MedicineTottoriJapan
  3. 3.Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Faculty of MedicineKagawa UniversityKagawaJapan

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