Pathology of the Pleura and Mediastinum

2018 Edition
| Editors: Timothy Craig Allen, Saul Suster

Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor, Pleural

  • M. Kamran MirzaEmail author
  • Aliya N. Husain
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Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) of the pleura is a primitive and highly aggressive neoplasm of the pleural surface. DSRCT is a polyphenotypic malignancy with coexpression of epithelial, mesenchymal, and neural markers and unique t(11;22) (Figs. 13).
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References and Further Reading

  1. Cagle, P. T., Hicks, M. J., & Haque, A. (2002). Desmoplastic small round cell tumor of the pleura: Report of two new cases and review of the literature. Histopathology, 41, 147–177.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Karavitakis, E. M., Moschovi, M., Stefanaki, K., Karamolegou, K., Dimitriadis, E., Pandis, N., Karakousis, C. P., & Tzortzatou-Stathopoulou, F. (2007). Desmoplastic small round cell tumor of the pleura. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 49(3), 335–338.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Ostoros, G., Orosz, Z., Kovacs, G., et al. (2002). Desmoplastic small round cell tumour of the pleura: A case report with unusual follow-up. Lung Cancer, 36, 333–336.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA