Types of mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma:

Pleural mesothelioma is the main type of mesothelioma that is typically similar to lung cancer. However, there are also other types of mesothelioma affecting the heart (pericardial mesothelioma) and abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma).

Peritoneal mesothelioma:

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a type of mesothelioma affecting the peritoneum (abdominal membrane).

Pericardial Mesothelioma:

Pericardial mesothelioma, or mesothelioma of the pericardium, is a disease that affects the lining of the heart.

Malignant mesothelioma:

Malignant mesothelioma affects the lining or membranes of certain large cavities in the body. These cavities, called the serous cavities, house certain major organs in the body including the heart, lungs, abdomen and others.

Benign mesothelioma:

Benign mesothelioma refers to any type of mesothelioma that is non-cancerous; Unlike most cancerous mesothelioma cases, benign mesothelioma is not usually related to asbestos.

Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma:

Sarcomatoid mesothelioma accounts for only about 10 to 15 percent of the mesothelioma cancer cells and it is the least common form of mesothelioma. It appears as spindle-shaped pattern of cells that overlap one another, and generally arises from support tissues such as bone, cartilage, muscle, and fat.

Biphasic Mesothelioma:

Biphasic mesothelioma is the second most common type of mesothelioma cancer cell Biphasic mesothelioma, or mixed mesothelioma, contains a mixture of epithelioid and sarcomatoid cells.

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by Bruce W S Robinson (Editor), A Philippe Chahinian (Editor)