Malignant Mesotheliomas Registry

This section contains updated statistics on the cases of mesothelioma that occurred among Piedmont residents in the period between 1990 and 2015.

The update includes cases with histological, cytological or radiological diagnosis, while the diagnosis of benign mesothelioma, atypical mesothelial hyperplasia, well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma and mesothelioma in situ are excluded.

Diagnostic confirmation has been defined according to ReNaM Guidelines; in particular, unmistakable diagnoses correspond to the confirmation by microsopic analysis of samples included in paraffin, with anatomo-pathological report indicating the morphological characteristics and, if available, immunophenotypic as typical of malignant mesothelioma.

Incidence rates have been standardized using the EU27 population. Survival analysis refers to the cases present in the Register with updating of the status in life on 15.03.2018.