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A Case Report of Carcinosarcoma arising from Pyriform Sinus

Other Title
이상와 암육종 치험 1례
Authors
고, 중화; 전, 상훈; 정, 연훈
Citation
Imsang ibi inhukwa, 9(2):342-347, 1998
Journal Title
Imsang ibi inhukwa; Journal of clinical otolaryngology, head, and neck surgery; 임상이비인후과
ISSN
1225-0244
Abstract
Carcinosarcomas are unusual neoplasms which are histologically biphasic, having both

squamous cell carcinomas and an apparently malignant spindle cells or sarcomatous

elements. Controversy as to the histogenesis of these tumors have resulted in diverse

terminology to describe including sarcomatoid carcinomas, pseudosarcomas,

carcinosarcomas and spindle cell carcinomas. The clinical course and natural history of

these tumors are also controversial ; superficial tumors have a good prognosis, whereas invasive tumors have a prognosis worse than all squamous cell carcinomas of similar sites. In this report, we encounterd a case of carcinosarcoma originating from the pyriform sinus in a 47 year old male patient who complained dyspnea. The patient was managed with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by total laryngopharyngectomy,

bilateral neck dissection and gastric pull-up. A review of literature concerning

carcinosarcomas is discussed.
Keywords
CarcinosarcomaPyriform sinus
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