• Joaquín J. García


Carcinosarcoma is an exceedingly rare malignancy that affects adults and presents at a mean age of approximately 60 years. Women are involved less than men. The majority of cases involve major salivary glands, presenting as single or multiple masses. Most cases of carcinosarcoma behave as high-grade malignancies. Carcinosarcoma is infiltrative and comprised of carcinomatous and heterologous sarcomatous elements (Figs. 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5, 11.6, 11.7, 11.8, 11.9, 11.10, 11.11, 11.12, 11.13, 11.14, 11.15, 11.16, 11.17 and 11.18).


True malignant mixed tumor Sarcomatoid carcinoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquín J. García
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  1. 1.Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine & PathologyMayo Clinic RochesterRochesterUSA

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