Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung: A case with atypical carcinoid and rhabdomyosarcomatous components

D. E. Rainosek, Jae Ro, N. G. Ordonez, A. D. Kulaga, Alberto Ayala

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Abstract

Sarcomatoid carcinomas of the lung are uncommon malignant biphasic tumors composed of carcinomatous and sarcomatous components. The carcinomatous component is usually a squamous carcinoma, and the sarcomatous component usually resembles a fibrosarcoma or a malignant fibrous histiocytoma. The presence of rhabdomyoblastic differentiation in such neoplasms is exceedingly rare, with only seven documented cases. This report describes a unique case of sarcomatoid carcinoma in a 52-year-old woman in whom the sarcomatous component of the tumor was a rhabdomyosarcoma and the carcinomatous component was an atypical carcinoid. The authors know of no previous report of a sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung in which the carcinomatous component is a carcinoid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-364
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology
Volume102
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Keywords

  • Carcinoid
  • Carcinosarcoma
  • Neuroendocrine carcinoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sarcomatoid carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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