How is pseudomesotheliomatous carcinoma diagnosed?

Updated: Dec 25, 2019
  • Author: Joseph F Tomashefski, Jr, MD; more...
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Diagnosis based on small pleural biopsy specimens may be difficult and subject to misinterpretation owing to nonrepresentative sampling of the fibrocollagenous stroma without demonstration of infiltrating tumoral glands. Immunohistochemical markers are usually required for diagnosis (See Immunohistochemistry).


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