Which macroscopic findings are characteristic of vascular sarcomas of the pleura?

Updated: Dec 25, 2019
  • Author: Joseph F Tomashefski, Jr, MD; more...
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Macroscopically, pleural EHE and angiosarcomas greatly resemble diffuse malignant mesothelioma with multiple tumor nodules emanating from the pleura or with encasement of the lung by a thick rind of gray-tan leathery tumor that adheres to both parietal and visceral pleural surfaces. [34, 55] Tumor frequently extends along the interlobar fissures. Loculated hemorrhagic effusions are often associated with the pleural growth.

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