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Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor

Other malignancies

Carcinosarcoma


Reviewers: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 January 2013, last major update February 2012
Copyright: (c) 2004-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Malignant tumor containing intimate mixture of carcinomatous (either hepatocellular carcinoma or cholangiocellular carcinoma) and sarcomatous elements; sarcomatous component may be chondrosarcomatous, fibrosarcoma, leiomyosarcomatous, osteosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, undifferentiated (WHO)
● Also called "malignant mixed tumor"
● Predominantly older men
● Risk factors similar to HCC, including cirrhosis, hepatitis B infection
● Very poor prognosis due to sarcomatous component (Am J Surg Pathol 2007;31:817)

Case reports
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● 84 year old man whose tumor had components of adenocarcinoma and chondrosarcoma (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2000;124:888)

Gross images
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Gray-white tumor with necrosis

Micro images
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Tubular structures and chondrosarcoma


Various images

End of Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor > Other malignancies > Carcinosarcoma


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