IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 25 / Issue 3 / pii/2004193

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Open Access Case Report

Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma complicating endometrial carcinoma: A case report

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1 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Baskent University School of Medicine, Adana (Turkey)
2 Depal1ment of Pathology, Baskent University School of Medicine, Adana (Turkey)
3 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Baskent University School of Medicine, Ankara (Turkey)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2004, 25(3), 394–396;
Published: 10 June 2004

We present a case of well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma discovered during staging surgery for endometrial carcinoma in a 50-year-old postmenopausal woman. In case of simultaneous well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma (WDPM) and endometrial carcinoma, the surgeon may be mis­taken by considering peritoneal implants as tumor metastasis. This situation may result in overtreatment of the patient. Thus a thor­ough pathologic examination of the specimens taking care not to miss any areas of invasion, and utilizing immunohistochemical analysis when necessary are important to avoid such mistakes. To our knowledge this is the first report of the simultaneous occur­rence of endometrial carcinoma in conjunction with diffuse WDPM of the peritoneum.

Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma
Endometrial carcinoma
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