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carcinosarcoma

 [kahr″sĭ-no-sahr-ko´mah]
a malignant tumor composed of carcinomatous and sarcomatous tissues.
embryonal carcinosarcoma Wilms' tumor.

car·ci·no·sar·co·ma

(kar'si-nō-sar-kō'mă),
A malignant neoplasm that contains elements of carcinoma and sarcoma so extensively intermixed as to indicate neoplasia of epithelial and mesenchymal tissue.
See also: collision tumor.

carcinosarcoma

/car·ci·no·sar·co·ma/ (kahr″sĭ-no-sahr-ko´mah) a malignant tumor composed of carcinomatous and sarcomatous tissues.
embryonal carcinosarcoma  Wilms' tumor.

carcinosarcoma

[kär′sinōsärkō′mə] pl. carcinosarcomas, carcinosarcomata
Etymology: Gk, karkinos + sarx, flesh, oma, tumor
a malignant neoplasm composed of carcinomatous and sarcomatous cells. Tumors of this type may occur in the esophagus, thyroid gland, and uterus.
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Carcinosarcoma

carcinosarcoma

A biphasic tumor consisting of malignant epithelial and mesenchymal elements which may occur in the lungs, uterus, and elsewhere.
 
ENT Salivary gland
True malignant mixed tumour A rare, highly aggressive tumour of the older to elder which may be associated with pleomorphic adenoma; the carcinoma component is usually glandular; the sarcoma component is usually chondrosarcomatous. Mortality ±50%
Gastroenterology A type of carcinoma of the oesophagus which, like conventional squamous cell carcinomas, is more common in middle-aged to older men.
Lung A malignant tumour having a mixture of carcinoma and sarcoma, the latter containing heterologous elements such as malignant cartilage, bone or skeletal muscle (WHO 1999).
Urology A rare malignant tumour that is more common in older males—70 cases reported in the world literature. It presents in advanced stage, is a rapidly growing polypoid tumour and has a poor prognosis. The epithelial component is usually a high-grade transitional cell carcinoma with epidermoid and/or glandular differentiation. The heterologous component consists of chondrosarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, osteosarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, fibrosarcoma, or rhabdomyosarcoma

car·ci·no·sar·co·ma

(kahr'si-nō-sahr-kō'mă)
A malignant neoplasm that contains elements of carcinoma and sarcoma so extensively intermixed as to indicate neoplasia of epithelial and mesenchymal tissue.

carcinosarcoma

a malignant tumor composed of carcinomatous and sarcomatous tissues.

embryonal carcinosarcoma
a rapidly developing, malignant mixed tumor of the kidneys, made up of embryonal elements.
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Carcinosarcoma and sarcomatoid carcinoma of the bladder: clinocopathological study of 41 cases.
Histopathological examination revealed carcinosarcoma of prostate.
Most patients with pulmonary carcinosarcoma are male and more than 90% have a history of heavy smoking [3].
Case of carcinosarcoma of urinary bladder obtained a pathologt cally complete response by neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy.
KEY WORDS: Hysterectomy; Histopathology; Leiomyoma; Adenomyosis; Adenocarcinoma; Endometrial stromal sarcoma; Leiomyosarcoma; Carcinosarcoma.
La estadificacion del carcinosarcoma uterino fue realizada por la International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) con los mismos criterios quirurgicos de estadificacion utilizados para carcinomas del cuerpo uterino (7).
Carcinosarcoma is defined as a biphasic--composed of 50% malignant-looking spindle cells and 50% pleomorphic bipolar cells or polymorphic cellular populations.
Recent research has highlighted the antitumor and anti-cancer effects of WEL, like inhibiting the growth of pituitary adenoma cells and mammary carcinosarcomas in vitro [51,23]; suppress cellular growth and to induce apoptosis of androgen receptor-negative MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells, and also growth suppressor independently of NFB and androgen receptors [7].
Other salivary cancers included a single case of neuroendocrine carcinoma located in the hard palate of a 55 year old male and a carcinosarcoma (True Malignant Mixed Tumour) presenting as a huge pedunculated buccal mass in a 37 year old female (Table 1).
Case report: Carcinosarcoma of the bladder diverticulum and a review of the literature.
In 1983, Shanmugaratnam et al described the first reported case of SNTCS as a teratoid carcinosarcoma.