Pseudomesotheliomatous adenocarcinoma of the lung in a patient with HIV infection

Stephanie R. Schreiner, Beth D. Kirkpatrick, Frederic B. Askin

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Clinical and pathologic findings are presented of the first reported case in the English-language medical literature of pseudomesotheliomatous adenocarcinoma (PMA) occurring in an HIV-infected patient. PMA is an uncommon variant of peripheral lung cancer which typically occurs in elderly male patients. It mimics a malignant mesothelioma in terms of its clinical presentation and gross and microscopic appearance. The occurrence of this rare tumor in a young HIV-infected patient suggests some association between HIV infection and the development of PMA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)839-841
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998


  • Adenocarcinoma of lung
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Mesothelioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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