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Carcinosarcoma of the lung. Report of two cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2678859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two cases of carcinosarcoma of the lung are presented. Until now, 76 cases have been recorded in the literature. The lesion contains an epithelial and a mesenchymal component, both with cytologic features of malignancy. A central endobronchial and a peripheral invasive type have been described. Fiberoptic biopsies usually show no tumour at all or contain only one of the two components. Treatment consists of lobectomy or pneumonectomy. Prognosis is not better for this tumour than for non-small cell bronchogenic carcinoma, and may even be worse.
Authors:
A Heremans; E Verbeken; G Deneffe; M Demedts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta clinica Belgica     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1784-3286     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Clin Belg     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-09     Completed Date:  1989-11-09     Revised Date:  2014-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370306     Medline TA:  Acta Clin Belg     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  110-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Carcinosarcoma / pathology*,  surgery
Humans
Lung Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Male

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