Primary malignant peritoneal mesothelioma with clear cell subtype is a rare malignancy with few previously reported cases. We present a 63-year-old female who presented with abdominal distention and was diagnosed with clear cell mesothelioma of the peritoneum with an isolated metastasis to the liver. The patient underwent surgical resection of a greater than 50 cm mass with en-bloc partial liver and gastric resection with an uneventful post-operative course. There are established prognostic and treatment recommendations for peritoneal mesothelioma based on histological subtype and patient-specific factors, although they do not explicitly incorporate clear cell subtype. This case report describes the presentation, treatment and early outcome of a rare form of peritoneal mesothelioma.
Maniam, MD, Nivethietha; Lee, MD, Michael; Shah, MD, Mihir M.; and Alexander, MD, H. Richard
"A Rare Presentation of a Clear Cell Variant of Peritoneal Mesothelioma,"
The Medicine Forum: Vol. 22
, Article 15.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol22/iss1/15