Metaplastic carcinoma

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Metaplastic carcinoma is a type of epithelial cancer (carcinoma). Metaplastic carcinomas are tumours that arise from metaplastic tissue.

They often contain both epithelial and mesenchymal elements.[1][2]

Not otherwise specified, it usually refers to:

Non-breast metaplastic carcinomas

It may refer to:

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Patel, NK.; McKee, PH.; Smith, NP.; Fletcher, CD. (Aug 1997). "Primary metaplastic carcinoma (carcinosarcoma) of the skin. A clinicopathologic study of four cases and review of the literature.". Am J Dermatopathol 19 (4): 363-72. PMID 9261471.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kantrow, SM.; Boyd, AS. (Jun 2007). "Primary cutaneous metaplastic carcinoma: report of a case involving angiosarcoma.". Am J Dermatopathol 29 (3): 270-3. doi:10.1097/DAD.0b013e3180332b53. PMID 17519625.
  3. Yoneda, S.; Marx, A.; Müller-Hermelink, HK. (1999). "Low-grade metaplastic carcinomas of the thymus: biphasic thymic epithelial tumors with mesenchymal metaplasia--an update.". Pathol Res Pract 195 (8): 555-63. doi:10.1016/S0344-0338(99)80005-3. PMID 10483586.