Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 233–237 | Cite as

Sarcomatoid Carcinoma: “A Surgeons Nightmare”

  • Keerthi Ramesh
  • Abhishek KhatuaEmail author
  • Abhishek Bhattacharjee
  • Smriti Ticku
Case Report


Sarcomatoid carcinoma (SC) is a rare and unique disease of the oral cavity. It is a biphasic squamous cell carcinoma with sarcoma-like characteristics. It is a strikingly aggressive lesion with a rapid rate of growth and a high rate of metastasis. Diagnosing a sarcomatoid carcinoma may present a challenge; most can only be ascertained by immunohistochemical study. An aggressive treatment plan should be devised for this uncompromising disease with a readiness to accept the dire outcome. We hereby present a case of a 50-year-old male patient, with no history of deleterious habit, diagnosed with SC of the buccal mucosa that proved to be fatal.


Spindle cell carcinoma Rare tumour Collision tumour Biphasic Pseudocarcinoma Reconstruction local flaps 


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Conflict of interest

No conflict of interest declared between any authors. No financial support/grant obtained from any source. Patient’s and relatives’ consent for publication has been taken.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryVokkaligara Sangha Dental College and HospitalBangaloreIndia

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