A patient with epithelioid pleural mesothelioma (Myxoid variant) who survived for a long period without treatment

Respir Med Case Rep. 2021 Mar 8;33:101381. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2021.101381. eCollection 2021.


Pleural mesothelioma is a disease with a very poor prognosis. Here, we report a mesothelioma patient who survived for 5 years and a half. As a result of the autopsy, the tumor was diagnosed as a myxoid variant, which is internationally proposed as a histological subtype of epithelioid mesothelioma with a relatively favorable prognosis. Since patients with this disease are expected to survive for a long period even without treatment, careful determination of the therapeutic approach is considered necessary. This report is considered to be the first of a myxoid variant epithelioid pleural mesothelioma in Japan.

Keywords: Epithelioid mesothelioma; Female; Long-term survival; Myxoid variant; No history of asbestos exposure.

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