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Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 60, Issue 3–4, pp 301–304 | Cite as

Brain metastases in malignant fibrous mesothelioma

Case report and review of the literature
  • K. Schwechheimer
  • M. Butzengeiger
Short Original Communications

Summary

A malignant fibrous mesothelioma is reported in a man of 70, arising from the left pleura with widespread metastases in the regional lymph nodes, diaphragm, chest wall, adrenal glands, and brain. Asbestos bodies were not found. Histologically, the primary tumor consisted of interlacing bundles of spindle-shaped malignant cells with a considerable number of mitoses.

In the brain two large metastases occurred. Macroscopically, the occipital metastasis looked like an intracranial hemorrhage. Microscopically, the metastases mimicked the pattern of a glioblastoma multiforme.

The present case is discussed against the back-ground of the pertinent literature.

Key words

Malignant mesothelioma Pleura Brain metastases 

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© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Schwechheimer
    • 1
  • M. Butzengeiger
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Neuropathologie der UniversitätHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Allgemeine Pathologie und pathologische Anatomie der UniversitätHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany

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