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Pulmonary carcinosarcoma in a 25-year-old male patient--a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20514842     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary carcinosarcoma is a rare malignancy composed of epithelial and mesenchymal elements. In general, these neoplasms occur in older individuals at the age of 60 on average and are more commonly found in males who are heavy smokers. We report a 25-year-old male with a tumour shadow of the right middle lobe that was revealed by chest X-ray during a health checkup and was confirmed by subsequent computed tomography. The patient underwent thoracotomy with right middle lobe lobectomy. Histological examination of the resected specimen showed adenocarcinoma and undifferentiated sarcoma components. The clinical and histopathologic features of this rare tumour are discussed with a review of the literature.
C T Lin; H K Huang; T W Huang; S M Kuo; S C Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-02     Completed Date:  2010-06-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defence Medical Centre, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinosarcoma / pathology*
Lung Neoplasms / pathology*

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