Combined adenomatoid tumor and well differentiated papillary mesothelioma of the omentum


    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

Herein is reported a highly rare case of combined adenomatoid tumor and well differentiated papillary mesothelioma of the omentum. A 45-year-old Japanese man was incidentally found to have a mesenteric mass during abdominal ultrasonography. Grossly, a well-circumscribed and non-encapsulated tumor, measuring 24 × 23 × 22 mm, was located in the omentum with no obvious invasion to the surrounding stomach and pancreas. Microscopically, the tumor consisted of two histological distinct components; the majority of it showed irregular arrangement of numerous cysts lined by a single layer of flattened or epithelioid cells and the multifocal minor component exhibited prominent papillary protrusions lined by a single layer of cuboidal cells with relatively uniform nucleus. Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells were diffusely positive for cytokeratin (AE1/AE3), vimentin, calretinin, D2-40 and WT-1, and negative for epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), desmin, S-100 protein and CD68. Ki-67 labeling index of the tumor cells was <5%. The postoperative course was uneventful, though he has not received any adjuvant therapy. Despite the rarity, recognition of such combined cases of mesothelial lesions is important to prevent overdiagnosis.

    loading  Loading Related Articles