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Clear cell mesothelioma of the testis with deciduoid areas--a case report.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian journal of pathology & microbiology
Publication Date
Volume
47
Issue
4
Pages
544–546
Identifiers
PMID: 16295392
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report a clear cell type of primary purely epithelial malignant mesothelioma with focal deciduoid features in the para-testis of a 75 year old man. This variant requires ancillary studies like immunohistochemistry for confirmation. Awareness of this variant is required to avoid misdiagnosis and treatment as either metastasis from a renal cell carcinoma or as a germ cell tumor. A diagnosis of mesothelioma must be ruled out in elderly patients with epithelial-looking tumor especially if the serum germ cell tumor markers are within normal range.

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