Sarcomatoid carcinoma

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Micrograph showing a sarcomatoid carcinoma with the sarcomatous component on the left of image and conventional (prostatic) carcinoma on the right of image. H&E stain.

A sarcomatoid carcinoma is an epithelial derived malignancy (carcinoma), that has morphologic features suggestive of a malignant mesenchymal tumour (sarcoma). It is a sarcoma-like carcinoma.[1][2]

Generally speaking, these are rare or uncommon tumours and, in most cases, have a poor prognosis when compared to their conventional counterparts.[citation needed]


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  1. Zehani, A.; Ayadi-Kaddour, A.; Marghli, A.; Maamouri, H.; Kassar, L.; Kilani, T.; El Mezni, F. (Apr 2014). "[Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung: retrospective study of 28 cases].". Ann Pathol 34 (2): 124-9. doi:10.1016/j.annpat.2013.12.001. PMID 24703022.
  2. Sano, I.; Matsumoto, H.; Taniguchi, H. (Jun 2013). "[Thymic sarcomatoid carcinoma; report of a case].". Kyobu Geka 66 (6): 517-9. PMID 23917062.
  3. Martin, LW.; Correa, AM.; Ordonez, NG.; Roth, JA.; Swisher, SG.; Vaporciyan, AA.; Walsh, GL.; Rice, DC. (Sep 2007). "Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung: a predictor of poor prognosis.". Ann Thorac Surg 84 (3): 973-80. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.03.099. PMID 17720411.