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Malignant deciduoid mesothelioma: a rare variant of epithelioid mesothelioma
  1. Leah Taylor1,
  2. David Cooper2 and
  3. Avinash Aujayeb1
  1. 1 Respiratory Medicine, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK
  2. 2 Respiratory Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Avinash Aujayeb, avinash.aujayeb{at}


We describe a case of a deciduoid mesothelioma, a rare variant of epithelioid mesothelioma, which is associated with a very poor prognosis. A review of the relevant literature is also included. The patient was a man with probable asbestos exposure and presented with classic features of pleural malignancy. Diagnosis was reached with close correlation between clinical, radiological and pathological findings.

  • pathology
  • respiratory cancer
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  • Contributors AA wrote the first version of the manuscript and LT and DC revised it. All authors agreed on the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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