J Korean Cancer Assoc.  1997 Apr;29(2):362-362.

A Case of Malignant Mesothelioma of the Uterus

  • 1Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Departments of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Lee Min-Chul Obstetrics Gynecology Clinic, Seoul, Korea.


Malignant mesothelioma of the serosal surface of the uterus body is very rare and almost invariably malignant. Their diagnosis is made postoperatively in most instances.Various treatments have been described for malignant mesothelioma but effective method is still not known. A case of malignant mesothelioma of the uterus body with post-surgical pelvic persistence is presented. The diagnosis of carcinomatous mesothelioma was made postoperatively by pathologic examination and immunohistochemical reaction of the tumor cells.


Malignant mesothelioma; Uterus
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