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What are the subtypes of mesothelioma?

There are three main subtypes of mesothelioma: sarcomatous, epithelioid and biphasic. The last two are the most common ones, representing 75-95% of the mesothelioma cases, while sarcomatous type has not been studied very much. Also, in most of the cases, mesotheliomas are characterized by high levels of cytokeratin 5 no matter the subtype.

Other subtypes of mesothelioma:

glandular, clear cell, lymphohistiocytic, desmoplastic, adenomatoid, deciduoid, mucohyaline.


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