Article Abstract

Deciduoid type malignant pleural mesothelioma: a case report

Authors: Riki Okita, Yuji Nojima, Shinsuke Saisho, Katsuhiko Shimizu, Ryo Shirai, Naoki Kanomata, Mikio Oka, Masao Nakata


Here, we report a patient with deciduoid type malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), which rapidly progressed. A 55-year-old man who might have been exposed to asbestos a few decades ago had severe back pain. The chest X-ray scanning and computed tomography (CT) revealed pleural thickness on his right thoracic space, without the presence of a lung mass. A pleural biopsy was performed and the patient was histologically diagnosed with deciduoid type MPM. Although he received two cycles of chemotherapy, his disease rapidly progressed and he died within two months of the diagnosis of deciduoid type MPM.