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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.