November 1976

Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma in a Child

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pathology (Drs Gutman and Gray) and pediatrics (Dr Steinherz), New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(11):1268-1269. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120120102021

• A 3-year-old child had a multifocal primary peritoneal mesothelioma. After partial resection, the lesion was controlled locally by irradiation and combination chemotherapy for a year, but the patient eventually died of lung and nodal metastases. This is the third documented peritoneal mesothelioma in a child. The combination of chemotherapy employed in conjunction with irradiation seems useful in control of this tumor.

(Am J Dis Child 130:1268-1269, 1976)