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Sarcomatoid Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Clinicopathologic Correlation of 13 Cases


The American Journal of Surgical Pathology: December 2015 - Volume 39 - Issue 12 - p 1744
doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000000577
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In the article that appeared on page 1568 of the November 2015 issue of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, the last paragraph of the article should have read:

To our knowledge, this is the first large series reporting the clinicopathologic features of SPe. There is a male predominance (M:F=3:1), and female patients were diagnosed at a slightly earlier age. Seven of 13 cases have microscopic evidence of asbestos exposure, and 2 additional cases have an occupation associated with exposure to asbestos, although they lacked parietal pleural plaques, and no data exist regarding asbestosis or fiber analysis. All female patients in the study were exposed through a household contact, and only one female patient with fiber analysis data had an elevated fiber asbestos content. It is our experience that SPe is sometimes related to asbestos exposure, yet sarcomatoid morphology does not confer the same implications in the peritoneum as in the pleura.


Pavlisko EN, Roggli VL. Sarcomatoid peritoneal mesothelioma: clinicopathologic correlation of 13 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015;39:1568–1575.
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