Pitfalls in Frozen Section: A Case of Incidental Papillary Mesothelioma

Elina Shkolnik, Jenna Marcus, Debra S. Heller

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Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma is an uncommon benign, although potentially recurrent mesothelial lesion that occurs in the peritoneum of women over a wide age range. We recently encountered an incidental case sent for frozen section at the time of hysterectomy for endometrial carcinoma. Familiarity with this lesion will help prevent overinterpretation as a serous carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)844-846
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


  • benign multicystic mesothelioma
  • benign neoplasms
  • female
  • peritoneum


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