Hepatic carcinosarcoma

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

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

Terminology

This tumor has also been referred to as malignant mixed tumor, 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 tumor has a very poor prognosis with high rates of metastatic disease 1

Hepatobiliary pathology
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rID: 49400
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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