Peritoneal mesotheliomas: clinicopathologic features, CT findings, and differential diagnosis

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Sep;191(3):814-25. doi: 10.2214/AJR.07.3628.


Objective: The objective of our study was to illustrate various CT findings of peritoneal mesotheliomas, to review their clinicopathologic features, and to discuss the differential diagnoses.

Conclusion: The clinicopathologic features of peritoneal mesotheliomas vary among the subtypes such as malignant mesotheliomas, cystic mesotheliomas, and well-differentiated papillary mesotheliomas, and accordingly, there is a spectrum of CT appearances.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mesothelioma / classification
  • Mesothelioma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / classification
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*