Mesothelioma Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 18, 2017
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Jules E Harris, MD, FACP, FRCPC  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma include the following:

  • Oat cell (small cell) lung cancer
  • Drug-induced pulmonary reactions
  • Mesothelial hyperplasia
  • Other primary lung neoplasms or metastatic disease
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary infection
  • Reactive airway disease

Differential Diagnoses