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A tumor derived from mesothelial tissue (peritoneum, pleura, pericardium). It appears as broad sheets of cells, with some regions containing spindle-shaped, sarcoma-like cells and other regions showing adenomatous patterns. Pleural mesotheliomas have been linked to exposure to asbestos. (Dorland, 27th ed)

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Tree Number(s): C04.557.470.035.510, C04.557.470.660.510

MeSH Unique ID: D008654

Entry Terms:

  • Mesotheliomas

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