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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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In 1983, Shanmugaratnam et al described the first reported case of SNTCS as a teratoid carcinosarcoma.
Carcinosarcoma (mixed mesodermal tumor) of the ureter.
Despite the rarity of this condition, research is needed into the histogenesis and management of carcinosarcomas of the spleen, which currently carry an extremely poor prognosis.
29] The presence of both a carcinomatous and sarcomatous component in the bladder is termed a carcinosarcoma.
Most carcinosarcomas are longer than 2 cm; sarcomatoid carcinomas are usually smaller.
A rare oesophageal cancer, which is mixed with two different cell types, is oesophageal carcinosarcoma.
2,4,6,10) On the other hand, most patients with carcinosarcomas in other organs develop metastasis.
PGDx), a provider of advanced cancer genome analysis and testing services, and Blueprint Medicines, a leader in discovering and developing highly selective kinase inhibitors for genomically defined cancers, today disclosed the first-ever comprehensive genomic study of malignant mixed Mullerian tumors (MMMT), an aggressive and deadly cancer of the female reproductive system, also known as carcinosarcoma.
There is a continuum of differentiation between pleomorphic or spindle/giant cell carcinomas, carcinosarcomas, and blastomas.
Carcinosarcomas are aggressive regardless of their origin, but differentiating their origin is important because the prognosis is worse for those that arise in salivary glands than for those that originate in the surface epitheliam.