Hepatic carcinosarcoma

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Hepatic carcinosarcoma is a very rare tumour that is defined by mixed histological features. 

Terminology

This tumour has also been referred to as malignant mixed tumour, spindle cell carcinoma, pseudosarcoma or sarcomatoid carcinoma 1,2

Pathology

Hepatic carcinocarcinoma contain a mixture of carcinomatous (usually hepatocellular or cholangiocellular) and sarcomatous elements 1,2

Treatment and prognosis

This tumour has a very poor prognosis with high rates of metastatic disease 1


Hepatobiliary pathology
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Article Information

rID: 49400
Section: Pathology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Liver carcinocarcinoma
  • Hepatic malignant mixed tumour
  • Hepatic spindle cell carcinoma
  • Hepatic pseudosarcoma
  • Sarcomatoid carcinoma
  • Hepatic carcinosarcomas
  • Carcinosarcoma of liver

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