4. Papillary Mesothelioma
Papillary mesothelioma or well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma (WDPM) cells are a rare variation of epithelioma cells. It is usually found in women, particularly ones still in their reproductive years. The papillary mesothelioma cells develop in the lining of the abdomen, known as the peritoneum, but they are benign in the majority of the cases. Among men, it can also develop in the tunica vaginalis, and in very rare cases in the pleura for both genders. This type of mesothelioma tends to be painless, it usually does not spread to other parts of the body, and the prognosis is generally favorable. Given the rarity of the disease, there is no standard course of treatment, but there are reports of successful treatment with either surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.
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