Pathology of the Pleura and Mediastinum

2018 Edition
| Editors: Timothy Craig Allen, Saul Suster

Adenomatoid Tumor, Pleural

  • Michael P. SedrakEmail author
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Adenomatoid tumor is a benign tumor of mesothelial derivation and is considered a benign form of mesothelioma. This tumor is exceptionally rare in the pleural cavity and presents as an incidental nodule. Adenomatoid tumor most commonly occurs in the genital tract.

Clinical Features

  • Incidence

    Few cases of adenomatoid tumor have been reported in the pleural cavity. However, nearly 1% of hysterectomy specimens harbor this tumor.

  • Age

    Adenomatoid tumor of the pleura has been reported in patients between the fourth and seventh decades.

  • Sex

    Among the few cases of pleural adenomatoid tumor reported, 75% occurred in females and 25% in males.

  • Site

    Adenomatoid tumor of the pleura can occur in the visceral or parietal pleura and can involve the upper or lower lung lobes.

  • Treatment

    Excision is curative but unnecessary for this benign condition.

  • Outcome

    Adenomatoid tumor of the pleura, similar to other locations, is uniformly benign with no malignant transformation reported.



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References and Further Reading

  1. Handra-Luca, A., Couvelard, A., Abd Alsamad, I., Launay, O., Larousserie, F., Walker, F., & Henin, D. (2000). Adenomatoid tumor of the pleura. Case report. Annales de Pathologie, 20(4), 369–372.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Kaplan, M. A., Tazelaar, H. D., Hayashi, T., Schroer, K. R., & Travis, W. D. (1996). Adenomatoid tumors of the pleura. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 20(10), 1219–1223.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Minato, H., Nojima, T., Kurose, N., & Kinoshita, E. (2009). Adenomatoid tumor of the pleura. Pathology International, 59(8), 567–571.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA